Inqest opens after pensioner is found dead in reservoir

An inquest has been opened into the death of a pensioner who was found in Ogston Reservoir.

Monday, 19th May 2014, 2:16 pm

A member of the public alerted police after finding Samuel Sutton, 73, of Bestwood Park, Clay Cross, floating in the reservoir, near Clay Cross, on the afternoon of Saturday, May 10.

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Speaking at Chesterfield coroners’ court this afternoon, coroner James Newman said: “We’re still waiting to hear the results from the post-mortem.”

Police have ruled out any suspicious circumstances.

Mr Sutton’s inquest was adjourned to a later date.