Tragic death of Megan Roberts prompts river safety summit

An urgent summit on the dangers of rivers in York has been called for following recent tragedies including the death of Megan Roberts. Her body was recovered from the River Ouse in March 2014.

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Mother of missing York shop worker makes emotional appeal

The mother of a missing York shop worker who disappeared on a night out has made an emotional appeal for his safe return.

It is more than two weeks since Ben Clarkson vanished and despite extensive searches by police divers of the river near his home - and a poster campaign by his family and friends there's been no trace of him.

Now an urgent summit is to be held in York to see what - if anything - can be done to reduce the risks posed by the city's rivers - but for Ben's loved ones who still don't know what's happened - the anguish goes on. Jon Hill reports.

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