Woman’s body discovered in River Waveney at Beccles

A body was found in the River Waveney off Northgate, Beccles.
Picture: Nick Butcher

A body was found in the River Waveney off Northgate, Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A woman’s body has been discovered this afternoon in a river in north Suffolk.

Suffolk police said it was called at 2.35pm by a member of the public who said they had made the discovery in the River Waveney at Beccles.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “Emergency services are currently at the scene and an investigation is underway.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained.”

A spokeswoman for Suffolk County Council said two coastguard rescue teams were also called to the scene.


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Five Suffolk Fire and Rescue vehicles were also mobilised to attend the incident at 2.48pm, but were stood down at 2.57pm.

A man who was in the area at the time said he had seen a lot of police and ambulance activity in Northgate.

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Readers have taken to Facebook to express their sadness at the news.

One person said: “My heart goes out to that poor family,” while another said: “So so sad rest in peace darling.”

No further details have been released about the woman.

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