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Woman drowns in Wolverhampton Canal

Date
24/07/2013
What Happened
Body recovered
What Caused
Adverse environmental conditions
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Female
Causal Factors
Not recorded
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
Margaret Ganley, 71, from Pennfields was found dead in Wolverhampton Canal. The body was found in the Broad Street canal basin in the early hours of 24 July. Her identity remained a mystery until relatives in Hertfordshire contacted police when they couldn’t reach their mother, who lived in Jeffcock Road.

A six-strong team wearing special dry suits combed the area for any items belonging to the woman, or clues which may have suggested what happened before her death.

Detective Sergeant Carl Russell, from West Midland Police’s Force CID, thanked the public for help given in the two-week search to identify the woman.

A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death was drowning.

Police said they were not treating her death as suspicious.
Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-23572261
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/emergency-services/2013/08/05/wolverhampton-canal-searched-for-clues-to-mystery-womans-body/
http://pennnow.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/canal-death-woman-named/

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