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Man's body found in River Douglas in Isle of Man

River Douglas
Image caption Bridge Street in Douglas was closed for several hours during the search

The body of a 52-year-old man has been found in a river in the Isle of Man, leading to a police investigation.

The body was pulled from the River Douglas, opposite Leigh Terrace, on Tuesday evening after a search involving police and coastguards.

Police have named the man as Kevin Wilkinson from Douglas.

A police spokesman said they were looking into the circumstances surrounding the death but did not think it was suspicious.

The island's Coroner of Inquests has been informed.

Insp Derek Flint said: "The emergency services were called to the River Douglas at around 16:30 GMT.

"At that time a male had been found in the water and in a combined rescue effort he was recovered from the water and pronounced dead at the scene."

He continued: "We are not treating the death as suspicious but we do have further inquiries to make.

"Several emergency services took part in the rescue operation including the fire and rescue service and the Douglas coastguard and it was down to their brave efforts that we were able to recover his body so quickly."

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