Norfolk police have confirmed a man’s body was discovered at a quarry in Tottenhill, this afternoon, Thursday April 10.
Officers from Lynn were called to the site on Watlington Road at about 3.05pm after a member of the public reported seeing the remains in the water.
Firefighters are also on the scene helping police. The two engines and rescue boat from the Lynn station arrived at 3.25pm.
The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a police cordon is in place.
Natalie Walker, who works at the nearby Unique gifts and interiors store, said she saw several emergency vehicles and a rescue boat heading towards the site at around 3.30pm.
She said: “We saw them all go down there at once.”
The quarry site is operated by the Crimplesham-based firm, Frimstone Ltd, who dig for gravel to supply the construction industry.
Managing director Mark Davenport said: “All I can say is it doesn’t involve any of our employees. We are very much in the dark at this stage.”
The area remains sealed off and police say they do not expect to release any further information about the dead man until tomorrow morning.