Body found in York river

North Yorkshire Police have recovered a man's body from the River Ouse in York

Police comment on death of Chris Baker

Inspector Mark Henderson, of North Yorkshire Police said:

“Sadly the search for Chris has ended with very distressing news for his loved ones. Our thoughts are very much with his family, friends and colleagues as they try to come to terms with his death at this very sad and traumatic time.

“We now ask that his family’s privacy is respected and they are allowed to grieve in peace.”

– Inspector Mark Henderson, North Yorkshire Police

Police identify body in river

Chris Baker (left) had been missing since December 20 Credit: North Yorkshire Police

Police have confirmed the identity of a man found dead in the River Ouse in York on Saturday as Chris Baker.

The 29-year-old had been missing since December 20, and was last seen climbing over the Skeldergate Bridge in York. Officers say they do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.

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Body recovered from York river

Police have confirmed that a man's body has been recovered from the River Ouse in York.

Officers were called to near the Millenium Bridge at 3:15pm on Saturday after a member of the public reported seeing a body in the river. The man was recovered from the river with the assistance of North Yorkshire and Fire and Rescue Service.

Police said it's too early to confirm the man's identity.