Canoeist dies after getting into difficulties on swollen North Yorkshire river
A man has died after an accident on a river in North Yorkshire.
Police received a report at 11.15am today (Friday) that two canoeists had got into difficulty in the River Ure near West Tanfield, in the Ripon area.
Officers immediately went there, along with fire, ambulance and rescue services.
One man had got out of the water and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Sadly, the body of another man was located by an NPAS police aircraft, in the river north-west of Nunwick.
His family have been informed.
Rivers in the area have been rising in recent days following persistent showers.
On Friday, the Environment Agency issued a flood warning for the lower River Ure, in the Ripon area.