South West Wales

River search police recover body near Swansea marina

The Sail Bridge
Image caption An 18-year-old man was seen to jump from Swansea's Sail Bridge

Police have confirmed a body recovered from Swansea's River Tawe is an 18-year-old man believed to have jumped off the city's Sail Bridge.

A major search was launched after reports the teenager entered the water around 0100 BST on Thursday.

Police divers, two fire and rescue service boats, the coastguard and a RAF Sea King helicopter were involved.

South Wales Police said the death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.

An investigation is continuing on behalf of the Swansea coroner's office.

The body was recovered by specialist search units on Thursday afternoon.

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