Neil Marsom: Body found in River Mersey

Neil Marsom
Image caption Neil Marsom is thought to have drowned

A body found in the River Mersey is believed to be that of a man who went missing two months ago.

Police divers were in the River Goyt at Bredbury on 3 January looking for another man when they saw 38-year-old Neil Marsom struggling in the water.

They tried to rescue him but he was carried away in the fast-flowing water and was believed to have drowned.

Police said a body was found at about 15:10 GMT on Monday near the Waterside Hotel in Cheadle.

Second body

Mr Marsom, a father-of-three from Sale, Greater Manchester, had been dropped off in London Road in Hazel Grove, Stockport, two hours before he was seen in the river.

A police spokesman said tests were being carried out to confirm the man's identity.

There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

Underwater search teams had been looking for Michael Simpson, 22, when they initially saw Mr Marsom.

Mr Simpson, from Heaton Norris, disappeared after a New Year's Eve party at a friend's house on Stockport Road West, Bredbury.

His body was found in the River Goyt on 10 January.

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