Nicola Bulley update as divers return to river to confirm mums cause of death

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    Specialist teams of divers have returned to the river where Nicola Bulley’s body was discovered.

    The search was requested by Doctor James Adeley, HM Senior Coroner from Lancaster in hope of determining the mum's cause of death.

    Earlier today (April 11) police were seen searching the River Wyre near the village of St Michael's on Wyre.

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    Officers are focusing their search less than a mile from where the 45-year-old mortgage adviser’s remains were discovered on February 19.

    A spokesman for HM Coroner said: “The investigation will take time to complete to ensure that as complete a picture as possible of the facts concerning Ms Bulley's death is presented at the inquest.

    "This will assist the family in understanding what occurred."

    The mum-of-two vanished while walking her dog by the river in St Michael's on Wyre after dropping off her daughters, aged six and nine, at school on January 27.

    Her mobile phone was discovered on a bench still dialled into a conference call, and her springer spaniel, Willow, was found roaming free soon after.

    She was deemed a “high-risk” missing person when she vanished due to a "number of specific vulnerabilities", as reported by The Sun.

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    An extensive multi-force search effort was launched – including police, firefighters, mountain rescue, underwater teams, the local community, and even social media sleuths.

    Police initially focused their search efforts on the river, but also extended efforts to wooded areas, ditches, water margins and the grounds of an abandoned house.

    World-leading confined space rescue and forensic search specialist, Peter Faulding and his team also conducted a search of the river using high-tech sonar equipment.

    He said at the time that he was certain the missing woman was not in the River Wyre, stating she could have “stood up” if she fell in.

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    On Sunday, February 20, Police searching for Nicola confirmed a body had been found less than a mile from where she was last seen more than three previously.

    Nicola was identified by dental records after she was found by members of the public in the reeds of the River Wyre.

    An inquest into her death is set to be held on Monday, June 26 at County Hall in Preston.

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