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Bodies of two men found on a boat in York

Bodies of two men found on a boat in York

Published by David Dunning at 10:00am 5th December 2019.

Police find bodies of two men in York boat

  • The bodies of two men have been found on a boat n York.
  • Police say they were called to the River Ouse, near Lendal Bridge, yesterday evening.
  • The two men are believed to have been in their sixties - their deaths are not being treated as suspicious at this stage.
  • An investigation has begun to find out how they died.

Police say they are treating the deaths of two men, whose bodies were found on a boat in York, as 'unexplained'.

Both men were in their 60's according to police. 

Emergency services were called to the scene at Dame Judi Dench Walk by Lendal Bridge at about 8pm on Wednesday evening. 

The deaths do not appear to be suspicious at the moment.

An investigation is now under way to find out how they died.

North Yorkshire Police issued this statement on Thursday morning:

Shortly before 8pm yesterday (4 December) police attended a boat moored on the River Ouse close to Museum Street in York after concerns were raised for two men in their 60's who had been out of touch with their families.

Sadly, on arrival officers found the bodies of two men on board the boat.

Fire and ambulance services both attended and the bodies have been removed.

An investigation is ongoing to determine the circumstances that led to their deaths which are being treated as unexplained at this time pending the results of a post mortem.

We are not yet in a position to identify the two men.

Although it is not confirmed, that statement suggests that the two men were related.

This was the scene at Lendal Bridge on Wednesday evening.

04 12 19 York bodies boat Lendal


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