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Body found in river was local man in his 30s

PUBLISHED: 10:13 19 July 2019 | UPDATED: 10:14 19 July 2019

The body of a man has been found in the River Bure in Great Yarmouth

The body of a man has been found in the River Bure in Great Yarmouth

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Invetsigations are continuing after a man's body was found in the River Bure.

A body has been found in the River Bure in Great Yarmouth.A body has been found in the River Bure in Great Yarmouth.

Norfolk Police were called at 3.35pm yesterday to reports of a body in the water close to Bure Park in Great Yarmouth.

The body of a man, who was aged in his 30s and believed to be from the Great Yarmouth area, was recovered and the area of the river bank sealed off by police.

Three police officers were on scene within the taped off area, preventing public access to the bank.

Dog walkers expressed shock at what had happened, with police activity concentrated on an area directly behind a children's play area close to picnic tables in the park.

At the time of the discovery a golf tournament was taking place nearby.

People taking part said they saw the air ambulance land and a flurry of emergency vehicles rush to the scene but had no idea what was going on.

Holiday boats continued to ply the waterways amid the drama.

Enquiries are ongoing to establish the circumstances leading up to his death. While the man's death is being treated as unexplained, it is not thought to be suspicious, police confirm.

A post mortem examination will take place in due course and a file will be prepared for the coroner ahead of an inquest.

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