UPDATE: 17-year-old's body found in river Orwell this morning

By Derek Davis

18th May 2021 | Local News

UPDATE: Police can confirm that a 17-year-old boy has sadly died following an incident in Ipswich this morning.

Police were called by members of the public shortly before 1am, today Tuesday 18 May, to concerns for a person seen on the Orwell Bridge.

Officers attended but were not able to trace the person, so multi-agency searches commenced, involving police, paramedics, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, the RNLI and a Coastguard helicopter flew from Lydd, arrived at 3am and stayed for nearly an hour over the river.

Following these searches, the body of a 17-year-old boy was recovered from the River Orwell shortly after 4am.

The death is not being treated as suspicious. Next of kin have been made aware and a file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.

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