Man’s body pulled from river during heatwave after cops rush to scene

A BODY has been recovered from a Welsh River amid reports of a “concern for safety incident” and a rise in water-related tragedies during the heatwave.

An unidentified man was pulled from the river at Pontycysyllte in Llangollen, North Wales after cops rushed to the scene.

The unidentified man was pulled from the river at Pontycysyllte in Llangollen, North Wales

The unidentified man was pulled from the river at Pontycysyllte in Llangollen, North WalesCredit: Daily Post Wales

There is no word yet on who the unfortunate man is.

North Wales Police issued a statement, saying: “Officers attended a concern for safety incident at the river at Pontcysyllte on Saturday afternoon, alongside colleagues from NPAS, North Wales Fire & Rescue Service, North East Wales Search and Rescue and Welsh Ambulance Services Trust.”

The statement confirmed that the body had been recovered and that the man’s family was being supported by specialist officers.

It added that enquiries were ongoing on behalf o the coroner.

Messages of support poured into the comments on the cops’ Facebook post.

One commenter said: “Thoughts and prayers are with this man’s family and friends.”

Another echoed this and thanked all those involved in the response to the report.

This comes amid a rise in water-related incidents during the recent heatwave.

A number of reports of people getting into difficulty, and some sadly dying, in lakes and rivers around the UK have come out in recent weeks.

One such tragedy was the death of Jay Walker, 21, from Doncaster on the same day as the unidentified man in Wales passed away.

Jay’s body was recovered from a local lake on Saturday after he got into difficulty in the water.

Emotional tributes poured in online, with his mother, Tracy Moore, saying: “RIP my sweetheart. You were taken too soon.”

Jay Walker, 21, passed away in a Doncaster lake on the same day as an unidentified man was pulled from a North Wales river

Jay Walker, 21, passed away in a Doncaster lake on the same day as an unidentified man was pulled from a North Wales riverCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk