Unidentified Body Recovered From River Mersey

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Merseyside Police can confirm that a body was recovered from the River Mersey yesterday (Sunday 11 February).

Just before 9.50am, we were called to a report that what appeared to be the body of a man had been seen in the River Mersey.

Coastguard, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and Merseyside Police attended and following a search of the water by Coastguard, the body was found and recovered at 4.30pm.

The man is yet to be formally identified and his death is being treated as unexplained. 

A post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death and enquiries will be ongoing to establish the identity of the person and to ensure his next of kin are informed.