A MAN who was given life support after being pulled from a canal in Halesowen has been identified.

Police had appealed for the public's help in discovering the identity of the middle-aged man, who bystanders pulled unconscious from the no.2 canal near Coombs Road, at around 4.46pm on Sunday.

But a spokeswoman for West Midlands Police said today (Wednesday) that the man had since regained consciousness and had identified himself.

They said it was "no longer a police matter."

The man had been spotted by a member of the public close to the entrance of Gorsty Hill tunnel, near The Lighthouse pub.

The ambulance service gave him advanced life support at the scene and he was taken to the Q.E hospital, where he had been in a critical condition.

Inspector Lee Evans from Brierley Hill response team, had said at the time: “We are trying to find out who this man is and how he came to be in the water.

"At this stage, there does not appear to be any obvious suspicious circumstances.

“We are appealing to anyone who can help us to identify him.

"He is a white, middle-aged man, with receding, swept back greying brown hair and sideburns.

"He was found wearing a red T-shirt, black jeans, a black leather jacket and black ankle boots.

"If you recognise this description, please give us a call.”