A BODY has been found in the river Wye in a Herefordshire town.

The emergency services were called to the Rope Walk in Ross-on-Wye on April 4 at around 10am.

They were at the scene for at least two hours and found a body in the water.

Police, the fire and rescue service and an ambulance crew, plus an air ambulance, were called to the scene.


A spokesperson for the ambulance service said: "We were called by the fire service just after 10am to an incident in Ross-on-Wye.

"An ambulance, paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham and an ambulance from South Western Ambulance Service attended.

"We found a woman. Unfortunately, nothing could be done to save her and she was confirmed deceased at the scene."

Part of the Rope Walk in Ross-on-Wye has been blocked to the public as emergency services work at the scene, including a crime scene investigation unit.

Police have not yet given an official update and the woman who was found in the river has not been named.