Civil Registration Act 2004

Place of death.

43

43.—(1) Where the body of a dead person is found on land and the place in which the death occurred is not known, the death shall be registered by a registrar in the F133 [ registration area ] in which the body is found.

(2) Where the body of a dead person is found in a river, lake or waterway or in the sea or any other area of water, the death shall be registered by a registrar in the F133 [ registration area ] where the body is brought ashore from the area of water in question.