Posted: Thu 6th Jun 2019

Police in Chester say a body has been found in the River Dee this morning

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This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jun 6th, 2019

Police in Chester have said a body has been found in the River Dee this morning. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Emergency services were called to the Groves area of the river just after 6am. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Firefighters launched two rafts into the river and recovered the body. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police closed Old Dee Bridge which spans the river between Chester and Handbridge while recovery took place, the bridge has now been reopened to traffic but not pedestrians. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Souters Lane has been closed to all traffic. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Officers are now working to establish the identity of the deceased and the circumstances of their death. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

[Image – John Murray] ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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