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Body found in River Derwent

Police are investigating after a man's body was found near to an area known locally as Cod Fitz yesterday afternoon.

The man, who was pronounced dead at the scene, has been formally identified as 80 year old Henry Stephenson of Gote Road, Cockermouth. His family has been informed.

Police are not currently treating his death as suspicious and are conducting enquiries on behalf of the coroner.