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Surrey couple found dead in river

The location where the bodies of the couple were found Credit: ITV News

A couple found dead in a river on the Norfolk broads are from Surrey, police have revealed.

The bodies were found by police searching a river after a 13-year-old girl was found alone on a boat.

The alarm was raised after a member of the public called police at around 5pm yesterday concerned that a holiday hire boat had not been returned as arranged at the end of the week.

Police said the deaths are currently being treated as unexplained but officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

The bodies of a man and a woman, both thought to be in their 40s and believed to be from the Surrey area, were discovered in water yesterday afternoon by divers between Salhouse Broad and Wroxham Broad after an extensive search was carried out at the location.

Home Office post mortems will take place this afternoon.

Detective Superintendent Jes Fry, of the joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, who is overseeing the investigation, said: “We continue to investigate this tragic event. Our main consideration is the welfare of the 13 year girl."

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