Body pulled from river after man 'seen entering water' at Cardigan Fields Kirkstall Leeds

Officers have pulled a body from the River Aire near the Cardigan Fields retail park in Leeds.

Cardigan Fields industrial estate, off Kirkstall Road, Leeds. Picture: Google.

The search for the body, in the river close to Kirkstall Road, was launched last night (Tuesday), after a 17-year-old man was seen entering the water at about 6.45pm.

A police helicopter, officers, paramedics and firefighters were all called to the scene.

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The body was recovered from the water in the River Aire at about 1.30am today (Wednesday), according to a West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman.

"Enquiries are ongoing," she added.

At about 8.20pm last night, a tweet from the official Twitter account for NPAS, the force helicopter based at Carr Gate in Wakefield, confirmed it was assisting in the search after a man was seen entering the water.

The busy retail park is home to Vue cinema, Hollywood Bowl and a string of popular restaurants.

It is also close to Leeds Industrial Museum.