The body was discovered on Tuesday afternoon and was pronounced dead later that day

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the man has now been named as 47-year-old Dean Jones

Police sealed off an area on the Vale on Tuesday afternoon, after what was a major incident involving the death of a man who has now been named as 47-year-old Dean Jones. He had been missing from his home in Lee Bank, Birmingham since January 14th

Emergency services arrived at the scene at around 3:30pm on Tuesday afternoon. Reports say that the body was removed from the lake by police specialists shortly before 6pm.

Statement from West Midlands Police

West Midlands Police have issued a statement that can be found below.

“Police searching for missing man Dean Jones from Birmingham have found a body in the lake near to Edgbaston Park Road.

A post mortem examination and formal identification are due to take place.

The 47-year-old’s family have been informed.”

Statement from the University

A spokesperson for the University has also commented on the incident, their statement is as follows.

“Birmingham University are deeply saddened to learn that the body of a man, believed to be in his forties and unconnected to the University, was discovered in the lake at The Vale earlier today. 

Staff and students affected by the incident can access support and counselling services via our website.”