Police identify body of man found in Butterley Reservoir near Marsden

A body discovered in a reservoir in Kirklees has been identified as that of a man, police have said.

The body was found at Butterley Reservoir near Marsden.
The body was found at Butterley Reservoir near Marsden.

Officers were called to Butterley Reservoir near Marsden, shortly after 11am on Friday after a member of the public spotted a body in the water.

Underwater search teams recovered the body and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, a spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said today (Tuesday).

It follows an appeal for information by the force, which released an image of the jacket worn by the man yesterday.