Lowestoft: Police Name Man Who Died Off Coast

12 March 2014, 13:35 | Updated: 12 March 2014, 14:03

Suffolk Police have named a man who died off the coast of Lowestoft earlier this week.

He's being named as 43 year old Peter Chambers, from Wellesley Road in Great Yarmouth. At this stage police haven't been able to trace his next-of kin.

Suffolk Police are continuing with their enquiries. Extensive searches have been carried out after the man was found in the water around 2.25pm on Monday (10th March). Attempts were made to revive him but he was pronounced dead just after 3pm.

Enquiries are continuing into what happened on behalf of the coroner and police in Suffolk will continue to lead the investigation.

It’s now known the boat Mr Chambers was on left Great Yarmouth harbour on Monday morning for a fishing trip.

The boat recovered from the water's been examined and the investigation is trying to work out what happened. Police have taken calls from people who reportedly saw the boat in rough seas between Gorleston and Lowestoft.

Two men from the Great Yarmouth area have been reported as missing to Norfolk Police and enquiries are continuing to find them.

One of the two men is in his 40s, the other in his late 70s.

Anyone who may know any family members is asked to contact Steve Bignell, coroners officer, on 01986 835167.