A day in pictures: Police operation to recover body and missing man’s car from canal

The body of a man recovered from a submerged vehicle in the river Waveney at St Olaves is believed to be missing Charles Samuel Watson from Henstead, police said today.

The 25-year-old, known to his family and friends as Sam, was last seen in the early hours of Easter Monday when he split up from his friends on a stag do in Great Yarmouth.

Today officers from Great Yarmouth CID confirmed the vehicle being recovered from the river is a silver VW Golf.

The body of a man has been discovered inside the vehicle.

Formal identification is yet to take place but police say it is believed to be the body of Mr Watson.

A police spokesman said: 'There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances however, the death is now being treated as a fatal road traffic collision, pending further enquiries.

'A post mortem will take place next week and the death has been referred to the coroner.'

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