River Aire search recovers body of a man

The body of a man has been recovered from the River Aire in Leeds city centre, West Yorkshire Police said.

Police divers found the body in the water at about 12:00 GMT and the coroner has been informed.

Det Insp Marc Bowes said the incident was being treated as "an unexplained sudden death". The force is trying to establish the man's identity.

Police and the fire service were called to the river at about 08:00 and specialist divers joined in the search.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Leeds & West Yorkshire

Weather

Leeds

Min. Night 4 °C

Features

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.