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Man dies after getting into difficulty in the River Trent

Emergency services are searching the River Trent. Credit: ITV News Central

Emergency services searching the River Trent have recovered a body.

Nottinghamshire Police were called around 1.15pm today (26 August) to reports that a man got into difficulty in the water.

A rescue operation involving police underwater search teams, the fire service and ambulance crews took place, until the man's body was recovered at around 3.30pm.

His family have been informed and are now being supported by specially-trained officers.

“Emergency services have sadly recovered the body of a man from the River Trent today, despite the best efforts of rescue teams and members of the public who helped at the scene.

“While work is now underway to understand how the man came into difficulty, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight this case as a reminder of the devastating consequences of entering open water – regardless of whether people do so deliberately or inadvertently.

“As in this tragic case, open water can have hidden dangers that can prove fatal and I would urge anyone who spends any time on or near open water to use this case as a devastating reminder of that – particularly during the recent warm weather we have been experiencing.”

– Sergeant Pete Shaw from Nottinghamshire Police

Police are not treating the man’s death as suspicious.

Victoria Embankment had been closed to traffic while emergency services worked at the scene. The road has now fully re-opened.

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