Body found in search for man who fell into River Aire in Leeds

Police were continuing to search the River Aire on Monday

Police were continuing to search the River Aire on Monday

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Police searching the River Aire in Leeds for a man who fell into the water at the weekend have found a body.

A 23-year-old man fell from a bridge into the river near to Bridgewater Place in Water Lane in the early hours of Sunday.

Officers attended along with the police helicopter, firefighters and paramedics.

The man was seen being carried along by the river but then went out of sight near the Royal Armouries.

A police underwater search unit has been at the spot this week.

The body was discovered on Thursday afternoon.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police searching the River Aire in Leeds city centre, following reports of a man who was seen falling into the water in the early hours of Sunday, January 18, have recovered a body.”

Formal identification will take place in due course.

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