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.

By Leanne Clarke
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.
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."