Update, 10.14am, 27 August:
Following our initial enquiries, we will now be treating this as a murder investigation.
We would like to renew our appeal and ask anyone who has information that might be relevant to our investigation to call 101 with incident reference number 97 of 24 August.
Two men, aged 41 and 43, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and remain in police custody.
Update, 4.02pm, 26 August:
We now believe that we know the identity of the man whose body was sadly found in the River Witham early on Monday morning.
We are awaiting final confirmation, and next of kin have been made aware.
Original release 9.05am, 24 August:
An enquiry has been launched after a body has been found in the River Witham in Lincoln today (24 August).
Officers are currently on scene in the Stamp End area following a report that what appeared to be a body was in the water at 8.24am.
The person in the water has now been recovered.
At this stage, the death is being treated as unexplained and our enquiries are ongoing to establish the person’s identity.
We are currently on scene and Waterside North and South are closed. Please avoid the area.
If you have any information that can help in our investigation, please call 101 quoting incident 97 of 24 August.