In a shocking turn of events, police in Lancashire have reported the recovery of a body from the River Wyre on Sunday, February 19th. The body has not yet been formally identified, but the family of missing person, Nicola Bully, has been informed of the development.
The police received a call at 11:36 AM from members of the public reporting a body in the river. Quick response from the police saw the deployment of specialist search teams, including underwater search teams, divers, and drones, to the area. The body was recovered and taken to a forensic facility for further investigation and identification procedures.
Lancashire Police released a statement regarding the incident, stating, “We were called today at 11:35 AM to reports of a body in the River Wyre, close to Royalcliff Road. An underwater search team and specialist officers have subsequently attended the scene, entered the water, and have sadly recovered a body.
No formal identification has yet been carried out, so we are unable to say whether this is Nicola Bully at this time. Procedures to identify the body are ongoing. We are currently treating the death as unexplained.”
The disappearance of Nicola Bully had been a source of concern for her family and the community, with extensive search efforts being carried out in the area. The news of the recovered body has come as a shock to the family and the community, who had been hoping for a positive outcome. The police have requested that the family’s privacy be respected during this difficult time.
While the identity of the person remains unknown, the recovery of the body has raised questions about the circumstances surrounding their death. The police have stated that the death is being treated as unexplained, and investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of death.
The River Wyre and its surrounding areas have been cordoned off, and the public is advised to stay away from the area while the investigations continue. The police have requested anyone with information regarding the incident to come forward and assist with the investigation.
The recovery of the body from the River Wyre marks a significant development in the search for Nicola Bully. The community and the family are eagerly awaiting the results of the identification procedures to bring closure to the case. The thoughts and condolences of the community are with the family during this difficult time.