Efforts to identify woman's body found in Cumbrian lake

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Police have revealed a body found in a Cumbrian lake was that of a woman.

Emergency services were alerted on Monday afternoon when a member of the public reported a body floating down the River Rothay towards Grasmere Lake.

An investigation is under way to identify the woman, who was aged between 30 and 50, said Cumbria Police.

She is described as about 5ft 5in tall, white, with short light brown hair. She was wearing black walking boots, blue jeans and a white vest top.

Det Insp Mike Brown, of Cumbria Police, said: "We are continuing to work with mountain rescue teams to do a full search up and down the river edges to see if we can find any evidence of where she might have entered the water.

"We are also speaking to bed and breakfasts and other accommodation in the Grasmere and Ambleside area and ask that if any female resident has not returned overnight please contact the investigating team.

"We are working hard to identify this woman but we need the public's help."

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