Man who died after being pulled from the River Rothay at Ambleside is named

THE man who died after being pulled from a raging River Rothay at Ambleside on Monday has been named as Simon Martindale from Hest Bank near Carnforth.

Cumbria Police say the 48 year old and his dog were seen in the river at around 2.25pm.

A force spokeswoman said: “Unfortunately, Mr Martindale was swept away by the fast moving water. His body was found at 3.30pm following a multi-agency search. The dog managed to get out of the water.

“Officers are supporting his family at this very difficult time following this tragic accident.”

The spokeswoman added: “Police are urging people to stay away from the water’s edge and not to enter the local rivers or lakes as the water is fast moving and can be very dangerous.”

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8:07pm Thu 26 Dec 13

Milkbutnosugarplease says...

There's a sad parallel with dog-walkers who have died after entering a field and then been trampled by frightened cattle: the dog survives but the dog-owner dies. RIP this unfortunate man but, having never owned a dog, I find it hard to understand the urge to rescue a beloved animal which is well able to look after itself.
There's a sad parallel with dog-walkers who have died after entering a field and then been trampled by frightened cattle: the dog survives but the dog-owner dies. RIP this unfortunate man but, having never owned a dog, I find it hard to understand the urge to rescue a beloved animal which is well able to look after itself. Milkbutnosugarplease

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