Wiltshire

Man dies after being pulled from river in Melksham

The death of a man after he was pulled from the River Avon in Melksham is being treated by police as unexplained.

Emergency services were called to the river close to Melksham Gate, behind Sainsbury's, at about 15:15 BST.

Police said the man, aged in his 70s, was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital where he died.

A spokesman said he was earlier seen in the town centre with blood on his face, and officers were trying to establish the events that led to his death.

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