Gaynor Lord: Police pull body from river in major update

Gaynor Lord: Police pull body from river in major update
Dan Falvey

By Dan Falvey

Published: 15/12/2023

- 12:31

Updated: 15/12/2023

- 13:49

The mum went missing in Norwich last Friday afternoon

A body has been pulled from the River Wensum in the search for missing mum Gaynor Lord, Norfolk Police have said.

Divers used a black bag to remove the body from the river.

The divers removed the object from the water next to the orange buoy which had been positioned in the river on Friday.

Officers have been searching for Lord since last Friday and had said there was a "high probability" that she went into the water.

Gaynor Lord search: diver searches in the riverDivers have spent days searching in the riverNorfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Police said in a statement this afternoon: “Police searching for missing Norwich woman Gaynor Lord can confirm a body has been found in the River Wensum.

"While the body hasn’t formally been identified, Gaynor’s family have been informed.

"They continue to be supported by specially trained officers.”

The buoy was positioned about 100 metres down stream from where the main focus of the search for Lord took place yesterday.

Gaynor Lord search: diver searches in the river

Divers have spent days searching in the river

Norfolk Constabulary
CCTV footage of Gaynor Lord

CCTV footage of Gaynor Lord was released by police earlier this week showing her last known movements


Police divers with flippers could be seen ready to enter the water in a park area further along the river but after a phone call was received, their kit was packed up and personnel got back in their truck and rediverted.

Lord's belongings, including her clothing, two rings, her mobile phone and glasses, were found scattered in Wensum Park last Friday evening.

Meanwhile, her coat was discovered in the River Wensum, which runs through the park.

One eyewitness yesterday described how Lord "seemed a bit off" shortly before her disappearance.

Norwich local Rosie Richards has said she saw the 55-year-old just in Wensum Park shortly before she went missing.

"To me she seemed quite calm," she explained.

"She was sort of putting her coat down on the floor and sort of performing a yoga pose.

"It just seemed a bit off at this time because obviously it was starting to get dark."

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