Man dies, woman critical after lake fall

Author: PA

Police were called to Tinhay Lake, in Lifton, Devon just before 1am today,
after a report that the pair had tumbled into the water.

Police, fire and ambulance crews went to the three-acre lake, owned by the
Arundell Arms which advertises itself as “one of Britain’s premier fishing

A woman in her 30s was pulled from the water, which can reach 90ft deep, by
people at the scene and taken to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth by RAF

She is in a critical condition this morning.

After an “extensive search” for the man, aged around 50, involving 30 police
officers, divers and a helicopter, a body was found at 5.20am.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall police said: “We are conducting inquiries
into the incident but, at this time, this appears to be a tragic accident
with no suspicious circumstances.”

The private lake, at the bottom of the village was formerly a limestone
quarry. Its water is described as “gin-clear” and boasts “superb” stocks of
brown and rainbow trout up to 10lbs.

The hotel’s visitors also enjoy shooting, horse-riding and birdwatching.

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