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Body found beneath Selby's Old Toll Bridge

Bridge re-opens following grim discovery.

Body found beneath Selby's Old Toll Bridge
Published 6 years ago | Updated 6 years ago

Selby's Old Toll Bridge has been closed for several hours following the discovery of a body.

Emergency services were called to the bridge just before 3:30 this afternoon after receiving reports that a body of an adult could be seen in the river below.

The fire and rescue service launched their rescue boat to secure and recover the body, which was certified as dead by paramedics at the scene. A police diving team has also been called in to assist.

The bridge was closed to traffic and pedestrians until it it was cleared to re-open at 5:15pm.

Police enquiries are ongoing to confirm the identity of the body and to assess the circumstances surrounding the death. At this stage it is being treated as unexplained.

Anyone with information that could assist should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. Please quote reference NYP-19092015-0380.

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First published at 18:22 on Saturday, September 19th, 2015.
Last updated at 10:14 on Sunday, September 20th, 2015.