York & North Yorkshire

River Ouse bridge fall: York police divers find body

Police divers have recovered a body from the River Ouse in York after a man fell from a bridge.

Paul Rogerson, of Morecambe, Lancashire, was seen slipping off the Low Ousegate bridge into the water at 0200 GMT, North Yorkshire Police said.

Firefighters helped police officers search the river and river banks for several hours but were unable to find Mr Rogerson, a force spokesman said.

Police divers were later called in and his body was recovered at 1000 GMT.

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