Man who died after being pulled from canal is named

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A man who died after being rescued from the Erewash Canal, in Long Eaton, has been named as Kevin Thompson, 37.

Emergency services were called to the scene near Leopold Street at about 10.10am on Friday after the man was spotted by a passer-by in the water.

Fire crews rescued him and he was then taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, where he was later pronounced dead.

Police are not treating it as suspicious.