Death of man found in pond not being treated as suspicious

The death of a man who was found unconscious in a pond in Wattisham is not being treated as suspicious.

The man, who was in his 50s but has not been named, was discovered in water at a house on Clay Hill Lane on Monday. He was taken to hospital but died during the night.

It is believed the man was a builder, who was working at the property.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk Police said officers were called to the house just after 6pm.

“There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and it is being treated as a sudden death,” the spokeswoman said.

“A file is being prepared for the coroner.”

Three ambulances were sent to the house along with volunteers from the Suffolk Accident Rescue Service charity.

A spokesman for the charity said the man was found in a critical condition and taken to Ipswich Hospital by a helicopter that was scrambled from Wattisham Airfield.

“Despite everyone’s best efforts, the man died in hospital overnight,” he said.