Manchester

Police divers unable save man from River Goyt

Neil Marsom
Image caption Mr Marsom is feared drowned

A man is thought to have drowned after police divers were unable to save him from a fast-flowing river.

Despite their efforts they could not rescue father-of-three Neil Marsom, 38, whose body has not been found.

Divers were searching the River Goyt in Greater Manchester for another man who has been missing for three days, when they spotted Mr Marsom.

Michael Simpson, 22, from Heaton Norris, went missing after a party in Bredbury on New Year's Day.

Greater Manchester Police said Mr Marsom was dropped off on London Road in Hazel Grove, Stockport near the junction with School Street at 11:00 GMT last Thursday, two hours before he was seen in the river.

Det Insp Julia Bowden said: "This is clearly a deeply traumatic time for Neil's family and we have specially trained officers supporting them as best we can.

"I am keen to hear from anyone who can help us provide the answers the family desperately want answering."

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