A young musician found dead in the Shropshire Union Canal in Chester has been named.
An inquest into the death of Daniel Rees Horner, 21, of Mold Road, Broughton,was opened and adjourned this afternoon (Thursday). His occupation is described as ‘musician’.
Police are treating Mr Horner’s death on Bank Holiday Monday as ‘unexplained’ but not suspicious.
Officers were called to the canal at the back of terraced houses, not far from The Bridge Inn, Boughton, at 3.30pm after a member of the public made the grim discovery. A crowd gathered at the spot where police later taped off the canal towpath.
The deceased was pulled out of the water by specialist officers from the Underwater Search Unit.