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Police recover body from river in Lincoln

Police have recovered a body from River Witham in Lincoln on Sunday, February 9.

A rower on the river reported to police at 11.20am seeing a body in the water in the Stamp End / Spa Road area.

Police underwater search unit in River Witham on February 9, 2014. Photo: E Norton for The Lincolnite
Police underwater search unit in River Witham on February 9, 2014. Photo: E Norton for The Lincolnite

A police underwater search unit is at the scene to recover the body.

A post-mortem examination and identification will take place in due course, Lincolnshire Police said.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

— Update on Monday, February 10: The body has been formally identified.

Police carrying out investigations at the scene on February 9, 2014. Photo: E Norton for The Lincolnite
Police carrying out investigations at the scene on February 9, 2014. Photo: E Norton for The Lincolnite