Update: The woman has now been identified and her family have been contacted.
Police in Exeter are appealing to the public for information to help identify a woman found deceased in Topsham today (2nd January)
Police were called at around 12 noon today to the dock area near to St Margaret’s Church on Ferry Road, in Topsham, after a woman’s body was discovered in the water. It is believed that the woman had been in the water Updfor sometime. The death is being treated as unexplained.
Exmouth Coastguard posted to their Facebook page:
Tasked alongside Exmouth RNLI to assist Devon & Cornwall Police with a report of a person in the water off Trouts Boatyard, Topsham. On scene, HART Paramedics had unfortunately declared the person deceased.
We assisted the ILB crew and HART Paramedics with the recovery.
A difficult start to 2015. Our thoughts are with the persons Family.
The woman is described as being, approximately 60-75 years of age white, approximately 5’4” in height and medium to large build with blue/hazel eyes. Her hair was grey in colour and she has obvious hair growing on her upper lip. The female has some pink nail varnish remaining on her nails although this was worn. She was wearing medium sized gold hooped earrings, a black pair of trousers, and a black buttoned cardigan over a dark top with pictures of blue and yellow bows.
Police are actively making enquiries to identify this woman but are seeking assistance from the public. Please contact Police if you believe a friend or relative matching this description is missing, or if this person is a bed & breakfast or hotel customer that has not returned. If you can help in anyway please contact police on 101 quoting police reference 224 020115.