Man who died at Westport Lake named

Police have named a man who died at a Stoke-on-Trent beauty spot as 79-year-old Alan Cooper.

Emergency services were called to reports of a man in a wheelchair had fallen into the water at Westport Lake at 11.20am on Sunday (23 June).

He was taken out of the water by members of the public and was taken to hospital by West Midlands Ambulance Service, where he sadly died a few hours later.

The death of Mr Cooper, of Scotia Road in Burslem, is not being treated as suspicious.

A report will now be prepared for HM Coroner. 

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