Body recovered from Norfolk river

Police have pulled a body from a Norfolk river believed to be that of a missing man who capsized in a RIB

A body has been recovered by police divers searching for a man, missing after his inflatable boat capsized in a river in Norfolk.

Two 24-year-old men were in the RIB when it went over in the River Great Ouse at Hythe Bridge in Downham Market on Saturday 26 June.

The alarm was raised at about 4.30pm when one of the passengers in the boat managed to swim ashore.

A helicopter, foot patrols and a police diving team from the Thames Valley police force were called out to aide the search operation.

The man’s family looked on from the river bank during the 24-hour search.

Divers found a man’s body in the river on Sunday afternoon.

A police spokesperson confirmed, “Officers searching for a missing 24 year old male in the Hythe Bridge area of Downham Market have recovered a body.”

“A dive team and emergency services personnel have been searching throughout the day and discovered a body at around 5.25pm.”

“Formal identification has not yet taken place and the male will not be named at this time.”