Man’s body found after search of River Aire in Leeds centre

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A man’s body has been recovered from the River Aire in Leeds city centre following a four-hour search this morning.

Emergency services were called to Leeds Bridge, at the bottom of Lower Briggate, shortly before 8am after a member of the public reported seeing a man in the water.

The incident scene

The incident scene

The man was said to have last been seen close the Riveresque Cafe, at Bridge End.

Searches were initially carried out by officers using a canoe. The police underwater search unit was then dispatched to carry out more thorough investigations.

The man’s body was discovered at about 12.15pm.

His death is not thought to be suspicious.