Man dies in Valentines Park pond, Ilford

PUBLISHED: 11:15 13 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:15 13 November 2017

He was reported missing by his wife. Picture: Ajay Nair

He was reported missing by his wife. Picture: Ajay Nair


A man has been found dead in a pond in Valentines Park after his wife reported him missing.

Park rangers at Cranbrook Road, Ilford, discovered an 81-year-old man on Saturday (November 11).

A Met police spokeswoman said: “The male was discovered in a pond.

“The London Ambulance Service (LAS) were called in order to conduct lifesaving treatment.

“(At the) scene he had been declared life extinct, but a brief change in heart rate had made LAS start CPR again.”

The man was taken to King George Hospital, but sadly died after resuscitation efforts.

“The male had been earlier reported missing from his home address,” the Met Police spokeswoman said.

“His wife woke to find him gone.”

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