Body found in river

Police at the scene where a body has been discovered in the River Don. Picture: Liz Mockler D2134LM
Police at the scene where a body has been discovered in the River Don. Picture: Liz Mockler D2134LM

POlice are battling to recover the body of a man from the River Don.

Officers were called to the River Don at Sprotbrough at 8.19pm last night after reports that a man’s body had been sighted.

The body stopped at a weir near to Elwis Street, close to the prison complex.

However, due to high waters and a strong current the body has not yet been recovered as it was too dangerous.

Due to the volume of debris being washed down river, including railway sleepers and fallen trees, conditions are extremely difficult.

Police are continuing their efforts this morning.