Member of public spots corpse near to East-the-Water side of old Bideford Bridge
POLICE have recovered a body from the River Torridge this morning (Tuesday).
Shortly after 8.30am, a member of the public reported seeing a body in the water on the East-the-Water side of the old Bideford Bridge.
The coastguard was called and Appledore lifeboat was launched.
The body was recovered by the coastguardâ€™s mud rescue team about an hour later and is expected to be taken to the mortuary at North Devon District Hospital.
Police will now begin making a number of enquiries to identify the body.
No further information is available at this time.
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