BREAKING NEWS: Body found after boat rescue team sent to stretch of river by Northampton roundabout

Police have confirmed that the body of a man has been recovered from the River Nene, after a boat rescue team was dispatched near a busy Northampton roundabout last night.

Sunday, 28th August 2016, 10:46 am
Updated Sunday, 28th August 2016, 12:51 pm
Police and fire crews attending an incident at the Bedford Road roundabout last night. To the left of the image a boat crew is visible. Submitted picture.

A number of police and fire service vehicles were dispatched to the Barnes Meadow Interchange last night after a member of the public dialled 999 to report a body in the river.

Earlier this morning Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue could only confirm it had deployed a specialist “boat team” from Wellingborough to the scene, which is surrounded by the River Nene.

Two crews of fire fighters from The Mounts and Moulton stations were also scrambled.

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The major roundabout is where the Nene Valley Way and the Bedford Road meet and last night motorists witnessed several police cars on a grassed area by the roundabout, with much of it taped off.

Northamptonshire Police has now confirmed the body of a man was recovered from the river.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and officers are preparing a report for the coroner.

The male has not been formally identified at this stage.