Emergency services recover body of boy, 16, from River Calder in Castleford

Police were called to Leeds Road on Wednesday evening to reports of concern for the safety of a boy in the water

Emergency services have recovered the body of a 16-year-old boy from the River Calder in Castleford.

Police were called to Leeds Road just before 7pm on Wednesday 24 May after a report of concern for the safety of a teenager in the water.

Pictures from the scene show a police, ambulance and fire service response, with a number of inflatable boats in the water as part of the search.

Shortly before 8.30pm a body was recovered from the river.

West Yorkshire Police say the boy's family is being supported by officers. They are urging anyone who witnessed the incident to call 101.

Want a quick and expert briefing on the biggest news stories? Listen to our latest podcasts to find out What You Need To Know.