HER Majesty's Coroner's Office in Hartshill is appealing for help to trace the family of a man who has died.
John William Ball, aged 48, who lived on a canal boat in the city, died in hospital on Saturday, August 16, after he had fallen into the canal at Etruria.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.
HM Coroner for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire needs to trace Mr Ball's next of kin.
Any family members of friends of Mr Ball, or persons who can provide information as to possible relatives, are asked to contact Hartshill Coroner's Office on 01782 234793.