Body recovered from the Humber with help of lifeboat and coastguard team

A body was recovered from the Humber Estuary on Sunday morning close to Grimsby Docks following an operation coordinated by the coastguard.

The unidentified body was picked up around 11.30am.

HM Coastguard said the Humber RNLI lifeboat and Cleethorpes coastguard rescue team had been involved in the operation.

A spokesman for Humberside Police said they were now taking care of the body while they try to identify it.

He said: “It’s still too early to say who it might be and we will be looking to identify the individual over the coming days.”