Missing Doncaster woman dies in hospital after being found in water at Lakeside

A woman has died in hospital after being found in water close to Doncaster Lakeside in the early hours of this morning.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 10:54 am
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 10:56 am

Police were called at around 3.30am following concern for the safety of a 77-year-old woman who had been reported missing from the Bessacarr area.

Officers attended the scene and conducted a search of the area and the woman was found in a body of water close to Lakeside.

She was taken to hospital via ambulance in a serious condition, but sadly passed away at around 6am.

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Lakeside has been sealed off by police.

It is understood she had left her house only wearing night clothes.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

"The area around Lakeside remains closed while officers complete their enquiries.”

It is understood that the Marina area of Lakeside has been sealed off while investigations are carried out.

Anyone who may have information can contact police on 101.