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Man dies after jumping off Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale

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image captionSigns on Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale warn people not to jump from it

A man has died after jumping from a bridge into the River Lune in south Cumbria.

It happened just after 17:00 BST on Saturday at a popular, but unsafe jumping spot at Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.

The 22-year-old man from Manchester was one of a group who had been jumping from the bridge into the water.

Police, fire crews and a mountain rescue team searched for several hours before finding the body downstream.

South Lakeland District Council passed a bye-law against jumping the 40ft (12 metres) from the bridge into the River Lune over safety fears.

Allan Muirhead, from Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council, said: "It is regrettable that accidents like this do happen, fairly frequently, despite warnings and signs being put up."