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Body of teenager recovered from River Orwell

Police have confirmed that a 17 year old boy has sadly died following an incident in Ipswich this morning.

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

Police attended but were not able to trace the person, so multi-agency searches commenced, involving police, paramedics, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, the Coastguard and the RNLI.

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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