Inquest opens into OAP found on beach

The woman's body was found on the beach close to the mirror ball, police said
The woman's body was found on the beach close to the mirror ball, police said
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The inquest into the death of a Lytham woman whose body was found washed up on the beach at South Shore opened yesterday morning.

Christine Maher, 74, was found dead at around 9.55am on Wednesday, March 8, when emergency services were called to the sand opposite the New Mayfair Hotel, between the mirror ball and Starr Gate tram depot.

A post-mortem examination was later carried out before police ruled the death as non-suspicious and passed a file to the coroner.

Coastguard workers from Lytham were among the emergency services on the beach, and helped secure the scene and search for evidence. They then helped transport the body to a private ambulance.