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Body of pensioner found in Northern Ireland river

The Community Rescue Service worked with police to recover the body.
The Community Rescue Service worked with police to recover the body.

Police in Northern Ireland are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a river in Co Antrim on Tuesday.

The body of the man, believed to be in his mid 70s, was recovered from the River Bush near Stranocum.

It is understood the man was from the local area and may have got into difficulty while fishing at the river.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious at this stage.

A post-mortem on the body will be carried out to determine cause of death.

Th Community Rescue Service (CRS) were involved in the search after being tasked to help police look for a missing person in the area.

Sean McCarry from the CRS said that the organisation wanted to pass on their condolences to the family and friends of the man.

"Specialist teams from CRS along with police were tasked to reports of a missing person in the area and a body was located soon afterward. The family have been informed," he said.

"The management and volunteers of the Community Rescue Service extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased."

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