Body of man found in the River Calder at Chantry Bridge

The body of a man has been found in the river at Chantry Bridge in Wakefield.

Monday, 20th July 2020, 10:57 am
Updated Monday, 20th July 2020, 11:00 am
Police, firefighters and the ambulance service arrived at the scene at Chantry Bridge at around 6.44pm yesterday.

Emergency services were called yesterday evening to the area following reports of a concern for the safety of a man.

Police, firefighters and the ambulance service arrived at the scene at Chantry Bridge at around 6.44pm yesterday.

Teams entered the River Calder after reports of a man seen to be getting into difficulties after entering the water.

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A West Yorkshrie Police spokesman said: "Police were called at 6.44pm yesterday evening to the River Calder in Wakefield following reports of a concern for safety.

"A man, believed to be in his 30s, is thought to have entered the water before getting into difficulties.

"Police search teams later recovered the body of a man.

The incident is not being treating as suspicious."