VIDEO: Police on the scene as body found in water at harbour

Police and crime scene officers were on the scene after a man’s body was pulled from Bridlington Harbour on Wednesday morning.

At around 8am on May 15, the body was removed from the water onto one of the harbour’s pontoons.

Bridlington Harbour'Body found floating near the pontoons'NBFP PA1320-8a

Bridlington Harbour'Body found floating near the pontoons'NBFP PA1320-8a

Police attended after a call reporting the sighting of a body in the water at 7.30am.

Bridlington Harbour superintendent Lawrence Porter said that a member of harbour staff had spotted the body.

Shortly afterwards, the man was recovered from the water. It is believed he could have been aged between 55 and 60.

The man’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and enquiries are continuing.

As we went to press, there was no indication of the circumstances leading up to how the man ended up in the water.

Members of Bridlington’s Coastguard Search and Rescue team were on the scene and helped police remove the body from the harbour.

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