UPDATE: Man dies after being pulled from Ambleside river

The Westmorland Gazette: UPDATE: Man dies after being pulled from Ambleside river UPDATE: Man dies after being pulled from Ambleside river

POLICE have confirmed the body of a man has been found in Rothay River at 3.30pm after an extensive search involving the emergency services.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and officers are now working to identify the man and inform his next of kin.

After a call from the public at 2.25pm a multi agency search began, with police officers being supported by the Fire service, Coastguard, RAF, Langdale Mountain Rescue team and Lake Wardens.

A Cumbria Fire spokesperson said the man had fallen into the part of the river near Ambleside Football Club.

Police are urging people not to enter the local rivers or lakes as the water is very fast moving and dangerous.

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10:41pm Mon 23 Dec 13

HB5 says...

A terrible tragedy. RIP.
A terrible tragedy. RIP. HB5

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