Missing man died of drowning

A MISSING man whose body was discovered in a lake died of drowning, it emerged tonight.

A MISSING man whose body was discovered in a lake died of drowning, it emerged tonight.

Michael Baker, who worked as a site construction manager for Matthew Homes in Ipswich, was discovered in a lake near Shefford, Bedfordshire, on Tuesday.

The 55-year-old had been missing from his home in Letchworth GC since 5.30am on Tuesday last week. He had left his car, a silver Vauxhall Vectra, in a lay-by on the A507 Ampthill Road.

Specialist underwater teams from Hertfordshire police discovered his body during a search of the lake at Beadlow Manor Golf Club.


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An inquest into Mr Baker's death opened and adjourned today.

A spokeswoman for Bedfordshire police said the cause of death was given as drowning.

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