Inquest opens into death of Portsmouth woman pulled from harbour

AN INQUEST has opened into the death of a woman pulled from the harbour.

By Ben Fishwick
Monday, 10th May 2021, 12:47 pm
Updated Monday, 10th May 2021, 12:48 pm

Deborah May 59, died after entering the water near the Hovercraft slipway in Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, on April 23.

Lifeboat crews found her in the water off Old Portsmouth.

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A woman in her 40s was taken from the water in Portsmouth Harbour in a 'life-threatening condition' on April 23, 2021. Picture: Stuart Vaizey

Crews tried to resuscitate her before she was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.

Portsmouth's coroner opened an inquest into her death last week.​​​​​​​

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