A WOMAN has plunged 60ft to her death from Chester City Walls on to the canal towpath.
Emergency services were called to Northgate Street shortly after 11am on Friday after members of the public saw her fall from the walls close to the antiquarian bookshop.
The woman, who is from Chester and believed to be in her 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The walls and part of the pavement on Northgate Street were cordoned off by police.
At the time the Chronicle Xtra went to press the woman had not been formally identified.
Cheshire Constabulary spokeswoman Shelley Williams said: "At just after 11am Cheshire police were informed of a woman who had fallen from a bridge over the canal near Northgate Street.
"The woman sustained fatal injuries.
"The circumstances surrounding the woman’s death are not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner."
This is the second person to die this year after falling from the City Walls.
In February 38-year-old Thomas Corry of Plas Dinas flats in Blacon plunged to his death in almost the same location.
He was discovered in the early hours of February 10. Police said it was unclear how he fell but they did not treat the incident as suspicious.
In May 2002, 23-year-old postman David Spencer from Broughton died after falling from the walls between Frodsham Street and Northgate Street.