Missing OAP found dead

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A POST-mortem examination is expected to be carried out today to establish how a Doncaster pensioner died at a local beauty spot.

The body of a woman in her early 80s was recovered from the river at Sprotbrough Falls on Saturday afternoon during a police search of the area.

The pensioner, who has not been identified but is understood to have lived in Sprotbrough, was reported missing on Friday.

An extensive search of the village and woodland alongside the River Don drew a blank until a body was spotted not far from The Boat Inn.

A police spokesman said it was not initially clear how the woman came to be in the water or where she had been before her body was seen, but stressed there were no suspicious circumstances.

“At present no further information about the woman is being released,” said a spokesman.

Doncaster Coroner Nicola Mundy has been informed. She is expected to open an inquest later this week.