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Body of 21 year old found in River Exe

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The body of a 21-year-old man has been pulled from the River Exe.

Police in Exeter were called just after midnight after concerns for the welfare of a man.

Officers and crew from Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service carried out a search of the water, and police divers found the body of the young man.

His death is not being treated as suspicious, and his family have been informed.

Fishermen find dead wallaby in River Exe

The wallaby was found in the River Exe in Devon Credit: SWNS

A pair of fishermen have found a dead wallaby in the River Exe in Devon.

Matt Welham and Richard Williams caught the animal while trying to catch pike.

The animal is believed to have been in the water for several days. It's thought to have escaped from a nearby farm.

Matt said: "As it was pike we were bottom fishing and I got a what seemed like a bite. I hauled it in and it looked at first as if there was a dead cat on the line. When it got closer and out of the water it looked like a kangaroo. I guessed it was stuffed but when we saw it close up we realised it was real and a wallaby. It must have weighed about 25lb and we reckoned it had been in the water for about two days tops."

The pair, who are both from Exeter, were fishing close to the Mill on the Exe pub in the city at the time.

Wallabies, which are known as reasonable swimmers, are usually found in Australia or New Guinea.

Matt Welham and Richard Williams caught the wallaby while trying to catch pike Credit: SWNS

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