Man's body recovered from river at Knaresborough

A man's body has been recovered from the river at Knaresborough this afternoon.

Thursday, 30th June 2016, 7:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 30th June 2016, 8:42 pm
Emergency services have been called out to Nidderdale Gorge.

Initial reports had been that someone had fallen at Nidd Gorge, and emergency services were all called out to help with a rescue.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at about 4.15pm today with a report of a person in the river at Knaresborough.

“Police, fire and ambulance attended the scene and sadly the body of a man was recovered from the water a short time later.

“Investigations are ongoing, but it is not believed there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

“We are not in a position to identify the man at this time.”