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Tragic dad found dead in canal had left pub "heavily intoxicated" hours earlier

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A doting dad who was found dead in a canal in north Manchester had left the pub "heavily intoxicated" hours earlier, an inquest opening into his death has revealed.

Lee Hall, 55, from Newton Heath was found dead at 10am on the morning of Sunday, October 31 last year. At the opening of an inquest at Manchester Coroners Court, area coroner Zak Golombeck said: "He had been out drinking on the night of October 30, 2021 and was seen leaving a pub in the early hours, alone but heavily intoxicated." Police and the fire service were called by a group of people who were magnet fishing in a stretch of the Rochdale Canal near Old Church Street in Newton Heath on the morning of Sunday, October 31.

READ MORE: Pet owners turn to food banks as they struggle through cost of living crisis Tragically, officers pulled Mr Hall from the water and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

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