UPDATE: Search for body in river is called off


Police have called off the river search for the body of a man thought to have jumped into the Witham near Town Bridge yesterday.

A police spokesman said the body of the 60-year-old local man is now thought to have been swept ‘out to sea’.

They added: “The Coastguard have been informed to be on the lookout - but we have now finished searching the rivers.”

Sunday, 9.35pm - Police are searching a Boston river to ‘recover a body’.

Inspector Richard Watt, of Lincolnshire Police, confirmed an underwater search team is looking for the body of a man who was last seen jumping into the River Witham near Town Bridge today (Sunday).

He added it was in relation to a missing person enquiry.

He said: “We are currently taking part in an operation near to where a male was seen to jump into the river at around 6.30am.”

He confirmed it was a ‘body recovery task’.

He said the search was ‘due to finish very shortly’ and was unsure if it would resume again in the morning.

But confirmed at the time of speaking to The Standard a body had not been pulled out of the river.