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The family of Sammuel Amin have formally identified his body.
The 18 year old went missing after a night out in Bath on Saturday morning. His body was found yesterday (Tuesday) after a police search of the River Avon in the city centre.
Further plans to improve safety alongside the river Avon in Bath are to be considered by the local council after three deaths this year, and six since 2009.
Yesterday police recovered the body of a young man from the river near Churchill bridge, believed to be that of teenager Sam Amin.
Although some security fencing was put up after earlier deaths, the towpath at that spot is less well protected. Now council leader Paul Crossley says it may have to be closed at night to stop people stumbling into the river by accident - but that would mean erecting higher fences and, presumably, gates, to allow access to boat owners.
The council, along with the Environment Agency, is spending around four hundred thousand pounds on other safety features, including trellis-style handholds on the riverbanks for people to grab hold of if they do fall in. There will also be extra lighting as part of a redesigned lock gate near Pulteney Weir.
Further warnings will also be issued to Bath's large student population about the perils of walking along the towpath at night - particularly when drunk. New student accommodation is being built close to the spot where the latest drowning happened.
Wiltshire Police's new control centre in Devizes will be opened officially later.
It has cost nearly £2 million and replaces the old one the force shared with the county's ambulance and fire services.
Both of those have set up their control rooms elsewhere.
A police cordon is in place by the River Avon in Bath, at the location where police divers discovered a body this morning. It is believed to be that of Sammuel Amin, 18, who has been missing since Saturday. If so, he becomes the sixth person to die in the Bath stretch of the river since 2009.
A body believed to be that of a missing teenager has been found in the river Avon in Bath.
Police have been searching for 18 year old Sam Amin after he went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning. The body was found at noon. It has not yet been formally identified but it is believed to be that of missing Sam. His family have been informed.
Police are about to resume their search of the river Avon for missing teenager Sam Amin.
The 18 year old went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning after a celebratory night out. He was last seen on CCTV near Bath Bus Station. The police are resuming their search of the area of river nearby.
Police have released CCTV footage of missing teenager Sam Amin.
The 18 year old went missing in the early hours of Saturday morning after leaving a bar in Bath.
At just before 2am on Saturday he was filmed on a CCTV camera by the side of Bath bus station. In them he looks unsteady on his feet. According to police he was drunk.
Police in Bath are continuing to search for a missing teenager.
18 year old Sam Amin from Twerton was last seen at a bar in the city in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was last seen near the bus station. Police divers were searching the River Avon yesterday.
Police dive teams are searching the River Avon as they try to find a missing teenager.
Sam Amin was last seen shortly after leaving a bar in Bath in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Five people have drowned in the river since 2009 and there have been calls for increased safety measures.
Sam is described as being of Asian appearance, 5ft 7ins tall, of slim build with short black hair.
He was wearing blue jeans and a red and black lumber-style jacket when he was last seen leaving the OPA bar on North Parade.