Updated | Woman's corpse recovered from sea at Għar Lapsi

The lifeless body of a woman had to be recovered by helicopter from the sea at Għar Lapsi

The woman's body had to be winched out of the sea by an army helicopter
The woman's body had to be winched out of the sea by an army helicopter

Updated at 5pm with police statement

An army helicopter was used to recover the lifeless body of a woman from the sea at Għar Lapsi in the limits of Siġġiewi.

The corpse was spotted out at sea by a man who reported the matter to the police.

An Armed Forces of Malta patrol boat and helicopter were dispatched to the area and the corpse was airlifted.

Police sources have said the woman appears to be foreign.

In a statement, the police said the police were notified of the body at around 3.30pm.

It was later confirmed, that the 51-year-old woman was a resident of Gzira. 

Duty Magistrate Joe Mifsud is conducting an inquiry and has appointed various experts to assist him.

The police are investigating.

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