Tributes have been paid to a “well respected” Market Rasen pensioner who died after falling in to a stream near his home.
Church Mill resident Vincent Sherliker, aged 88 years, fell approximately eight-feet down a grass bank into the water, an offshoot of the River Rase, that flows through the complex on Friday evening.
Fire and Rescue, police and the ambulance service all responded to the incident at around 10pm.
Mr Sherliker was rescued from the water by the Market Rasen Fire and Rescue crew, using a short extending ladder, ropes and manpower.
It is believed he had been in the water for around 30 minutes.
Mr Sherliker was taken to Lincoln County Hospital; he died in the early hours of Monday morning, April 14.
A retired school teacher, Mr Sherliker moved to Market Rasen more than 20 years ago.
He was a long-standing and very well-respected member of Market Rasen and District Bridge Club and had previously served as club chairman.
Just four weeks ago, he won the 2014 Annual Club Championship with Margaret Sargeant.
“Vincent was one of our older members, but was still very active, in fact we had been playing bridge last Thursday” said Bridge Club secretary Guy Grainger.
“He was a very well respected and well thought of member of the club.
“It is desperately sad and a number of members have contacted me to say how sorry they were to hear the news.”