Police find body of a man in river

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Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they’ve found the body of a man in the River Irwell after reports last night (Monday 15th July) that someone had fallen in.

It was shortly after 9pm when police were called to an area of the river close to the Lowry Hotel in Manchester city centre, to reports that a man had been seen falling in.

Emergency services attended and, shortly before 1am on Tuesday 16 July 2019, a body was recovered by the underwater search team.

Superintendent Ian Crewe, of Greater Manchester Police, said: “I’m sorry to confirm that a short while ago, underwater search teams recovered the body of a male in the River Irwell.

“This came after we, and other emergency services, received reports just after 9pm last night that a man had fallen in, and we deployed significant resources to try to find him.

“We will now be working to identify this person’s next of kin so that we can provide them with support from specially trained officers as we continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding what happened.”

Anybody with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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