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#765544 - 7th Feb 2013 11:54am Body in river Mersey at New Brighton
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Just heard on the grapevine that a body has been recovered from the river Mersey at New Brighton.
Thats all I know at the moment.
Some heartbreaking News for one family to hear today.
Will say a little prayer for them all.

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#765549 - 7th Feb 2013 12:18pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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I have just heard that he was still alive and shouting for help but the police failed to get him out and he died ? not sure how true it is

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#765550 - 7th Feb 2013 12:20pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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I've been told it was washed up by the Eggy Ferry New Brighton??? And pulled out by the coast guard and Fire boat

Very sad News frown
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#765556 - 7th Feb 2013 12:30pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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i was down there when the police and everybody else turned up..he had fallen in at seacombe ferry & was shouting for help but they couldnt get to him in time,he was took out of the river at the eggy ferry..so so sad,not nice to see ..my thoughts are with his family frown

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#765572 - 7th Feb 2013 1:05pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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Did he fall in?? Or did he jump in??

I Find it hard to think somebody could fall in by mistake??

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#765581 - 7th Feb 2013 1:15pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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the fact he was shouting for help suggests he probably fell,very sad either way.

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#765584 - 7th Feb 2013 1:21pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: fraggleface]
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Its very sad, what an awful shock to his family.

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#765593 - 7th Feb 2013 2:24pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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http://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/10213854.Body_of_man_discovered_in_River_Mersey/

Update from Wirral Globe. My thoughts go out to his family.

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#765599 - 7th Feb 2013 3:01pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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as mentioned if he was crying for help it sounds like a tragic accident or a "cry for help" that ended tragically, either way i feel for his family frown
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#765603 - 7th Feb 2013 3:21pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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Seen 3 police cars on blues goin down by the vaults at 9.20 this am and my heart sank hope all is ok school kids think there invincible these days :-( prayers said xx

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#765604 - 7th Feb 2013 3:24pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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He was in his 50's I believe, not a school child.

That's 2 today, plus one attempted last week - sad.
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#765622 - 7th Feb 2013 4:19pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: Wench]
Hotfuzz Offline
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Registered: 21st Jan 2013
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At this time nobody is sure how he came to be in the water.
Police where there within a minute of the incident being called in.
He had been shouting for help but was to far out due to the tide going out for anyone on the prom to actually do anything other than point at him until the RNLI arrived.
By that time unfortunaly it was to late as he had been in the water approx 25/30 minutes.
I did see a number of people taking pictures. Lets hope nothing insensitive appears on the net!
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#765677 - 7th Feb 2013 6:25pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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That is so sad, I tell you what though that River Mersey is becoming a killer. I'm only young so maybe I have never noticed before but it just seems like every month there is another body found.

My thoughts are with his family x

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#765772 - 7th Feb 2013 9:46pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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where was the other one?

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#765779 - 7th Feb 2013 10:01pm Re: Body in river Mersey at New Brighton [Re: NettyMc]
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