Emergency teams race to Midlands reservoir after body spotted in water

Netherton Reservoir
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A woman who was pulled from the water at Netherton Reservoir has died. Emergency services raced to the scene after her body was discovered on Tuesday morning (May 28).

Police were called to the scene, off Highbridge Road, at around 8.15am. Medics said it 'quickly became clear she could not be saved'.

The woman has not been named, but her next of kin have been informed. West Midlands Police said inquiries were continuing to 'establish the circumstances'.

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A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called to reports of a person in the water off Highbridge Road in Netherton at 10.36am. An ambulance, paramedic officer, critical care paramedic and the trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team were sent to the scene.

"On arrival, a woman was pulled from the water. Sadly, it quickly became clear she could not be saved and was confirmed dead at the scene."

A West Midlands Police spokesperson said: "We were called to a reservoir off Highbridge Road, Netherton, at just before 8.15am today after the body of a woman was found. Inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances and the woman's next of kin have been informed."