Lakenham woman drowns near Gorleston at tourist spot

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 June 2015 | UPDATED: 14:43 12 June 2015

South Pier in Gorleston.

Picture: James Bass

South Pier in Gorleston. Picture: James Bass

Archant Norfolk © 2015

A 52-year-old woman drowned off the coast of Gorleston after leaving items on the town’s pier, an inquest has heard

Lakenham woman Jayne Stock, of Gamewell Close, was discovered by a lifeboat in the sea off Hopton near a popular tourist hot spot. She was taken to the James Paget University Hospital where she died on June 5.

An inquest into her death opened at Norfolk Coroner’s Court yesterday where the court heard she had drowned. Assistant coroner David Osborne adjourned the inquest to a final hearing on October 23.

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