Man dies after jumping off Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale
A man has died after jumping from a bridge into the River Lune in south Cumbria.
It happened just after 17:00 BST on Saturday at a popular, but unsafe jumping spot at Devil's Bridge in Kirkby Lonsdale.
The 22-year-old man from Manchester was one of a group who had been jumping from the bridge into the water.
Police, fire crews and a mountain rescue team searched for several hours before finding the body downstream.
South Lakeland District Council passed a bye-law against jumping the 40ft (12 metres) from the bridge into the River Lune over safety fears.
Allan Muirhead, from Kirkby Lonsdale Town Council, said: "It is regrettable that accidents like this do happen, fairly frequently, despite warnings and signs being put up."