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Manchester man dies in river in south Cumbria

Kirby Lonsdale
Witnesses say man jumped from a bridge into the river and didn't resurface Credit: ITV

A 22 year old man has died in the River Lune at Kirkby Lonsdale. He was reported missing at 5pm yesterday. Witnesses say he jumped from a bridge into the river and didn't resurface. Divers joined a search involving police, fire officers and mountain rescue. His body was found several hours later.

Possible gas leak Kirkby Lonsdale

Fears of a gas leak caused by a car accident in Kirkby Lonsdale have closed the Main Street.

Just before 3pm a BMW crashed into the Royal Hotel on Main Street. The 87 year old driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

The area has been evacuated as a precaution after fears of a gas leak, emergency services are currently assessing the situation and people are being asked to avoid the area.


Pupils try fishing for the first time

by Samantha Parker
Pupils and fishermen at a tarn near Kirkby Lonsdale Credit: ITV Border
Pupil Benjamin Steven learns how to fly fish Credit: ITV Border

Pupils from Sandgate School near Kendal were able to go fishing for the first time thanks to a local charity.

The Masonic Fishing Charity organised the day, enabling each of the 15 youngsters to have their own tutors.

Despite the poor weather the children enjoyed catching Brown and Rainbow Trout.

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