Body of missing woman recovered from river

26 Nov 2020 @ 11.14 am
| News

A body has been recovered from the river at Naburn Lock near York.

Emergency services, including police, fire, ambulance and the York Rescue Boat, were called to the lock at about 10am this morning (Thursday).

Fire crews from York, Acomb and Selby, assisted in the recovery.

North Yorkshire Police said today the body was of a woman who went missing in York on 30 October.

Although formal identification is yet to take place, her family have been informed.

A force spokeswoman said: “Sadly, a body was recovered from Naburn Lock this morning.

“The family of a woman, who went messing on 30 October in York, have been informed and are being supported by officers.

“Our thoughts are with them at this time.”

Emergency services on Lendal Bridge on 30 October. Photograph: Richard McDougall

A cordon was in place to allow emergency services to respond and lifted at around 1pm.

A report will now be prepared for the coroner.

We reported last month that a woman went into the River Ouse from Lendal Bridge, sparking a major rescue operation.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and police underwater search unit were both involved, but no one was found.