Update: Body discovered in River Orwell

THE body of a man has been found in the River Orwell.

Police officers and the fire service were called to the river, close to Stoke Bridge at about 11.30am.

A member of the public reported finding the body of a man in the water.

A Suffolk police spokesman said officers are currently at the scene working with firefighters to recover the body.

He said the man is believed to be in his late 20s.

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A water rescue unit is at the scene and expert officers are helping to remove the body using specialist equipment.

A small crowd of onlookers has gathered at Stoke Bridge around a dozen police and fire vehicles are at the scene.

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The death is currently being treated as unexplained as is standard procedure. The police spokesman said there are “not thought to be any suspicious circumstances”.

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