Police identify woman found dead on beach

The woman whose body washed up on the beach at South Shore has been indentified as 74-year-old Christine Mather from Lytham, police have confirmed.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 5:57 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:53 am
The woman's body was found on the beach close to the mirror ball, police said

The force had initially said in a statement the pensioner, who was found dead at around 9.55am on Wednesday, was from nearby St Annes.

Her family is understood to have been informed. Her death is being treated as non-suspicious.

An official at the coroner’s office confirmed the woman’s death had been reported to the coroner. An inquest is expected to be opened on Wednesday.

Emergency services were called to the sand opposite the New Mayfair Hotel, between the mirror ball and Starr Gate tram depot, after the woman’s body was discovered.

Coastguard workers from Lytham attended shortly before 10.30am and helped secure the scene and search for evidence.

They then helped transport the body to a private ambulance waiting nearby, it was understood.