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Malcolm Wyre named as the man who died in Alvaston river accident

Posted on 5th July 2018
Malcolm Wyre

The man who tragically died after being pulled from the River Derwent on Saturday, June 30 has been named as 24-year-old Malcolm Wyre from Derby.

At around 6.45pm, we were called to the Alvaston Canal Path near Raynesway due to concerns for Malcolm’s safety.

Swift water rescue teams from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Services located him and lifted him from the water.

He was, however, later pronounced dead in hospital. We have prepared a file for the Coroner.

Malcom’s sister, Kerry, paid tribute to her brother: “My family and I are devastated to announce the tragic death of my little brother, Malcolm, who had his whole life ahead of him.

“Our loss still hasn’t sunk in and is a reminder to us all to cherish what we have in our lives as tomorrow is not promised.

“Malcolm was loved by many and our thoughts are with everybody that knew him.”

Inspector Greg Hunt added: “This was a deeply unfortunate sequence of events that led to the death of a young man.

“I would urge the public not to speculate or make judgements and assumptions regarding how this tragic accident came about, as these assumptions are often wrong and can be upsetting for family and friends.”

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