Police team searching for missing Yorkshire man recover body from River Ouse

Police teams searching for missing 76-year-old York man Anthony Atkinson have recovered a body from the River Ouse at Clifton Ings, it has been confirmed.

A member of the public made a report to North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service at around 2.40pm today (Thursday July 291) after noticing a figure in the water between Clifton Bridge and the A1237, North Yorkshire Police said.

The fire boat crew helped to secure the body while the police Under Water Search Unit arrived from Humberside to make the recovery.

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This was completed at 5pm, police confirmed.

Police team searching for missing Yorkshire man recover body from River Ouse

The York Rescue Boat also assisted the operation.

Although the body has not yet been formally identified, police believe it to be Mr Atkinson.

His family have been informed and are being supported by the police.

Police enquiries are continuing to investigate the missing person case and the circumstances of the death.