Body of a man recovered from the river in York

Photograph: Richard McDougall
1 Jan 2017 @ 5.47 pm
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The path was cordoned off by police

The body of a man was recovered from the River Ouse in York today (Sunday, January 1).

A member of the public spotted the body in the river near Holly Terrace at about 1.30pm and called the police.

Officers cordoned off a stretch of New Walk and the river bank. Walkers and cyclists were turned away as the recovery operation took place.

A police spokesman said:

Police were called at about 1.30pm today by a member of the public, reporting that they had seen a body in the River Ouse, near Holly Terrace, York.

With the assistance of the Fire and Rescue Service, the body of a man was recovered from the water a short time later.

Officers are investigating how the man came to be in the river. We are not yet in a position to identify the deceased.

The riverside path has since reopened.