Wiltshire

Man dead after narrow boat fire on Wiltshire canal

A man has died following a fire on a narrow boat on the Kennet and Avon Canal in Wiltshire.

Emergency services were called to Hilperton Marsh near Trowbridge at 07:19 GMT after reports a boat was on fire.

Firefighters found a man in his forties on board and brought him to land, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wiltshire Police said the cause of the fire is under investigation and are appealing for witnesses contact them.

Officers said they are not treating the death as suspicious.

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