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Bodies of father and son who went missing on fishing trip pulled from water in Huddersfield

The two men were thought to be on a fishing trip. Credit: ITV

The bodies of a father and son who went missing on a fishing trip have been pulled from the River Calder in Huddersfield.

The men, who were aged 43 and 19, were recovered from the water at Cooper Bridge in the town last night at around 7.20pm.

Police were called to the scene earlier the same day after a passerby found unattended personal items including car keys and a mobile phone beside the water at around 11.20am.

Officers found the car that matched the keys, before going to the address it was registered to in Pudsey. They spoke to a woman who said the men had set off that morning to go magnet fishing where a magnet is used to recover items from the water.

An underwater search team from Humberside was then called to the scene before finding the bodies.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said it is "unknown how they ended in there and enquiries are ongoing".

A police cordon has been erected at the scene.