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A man’s body was found in the River Calder in Dewsbury at 11.37am.

Emergency crews at the scene
Emergency crews at the scene (Image: Ash Milnes)

It’s the fourth waterways tragedy in a month — a body was pulled from the Rover Calder on Good Friday, a Huddersfield teenager was found dead in the Huddersfield Broad Canal at Hillhouse, and a 77-year-old man died despite being rescued from the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal at Thornhill Lees.

It is believed the man had been living in a purple tent.

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Reader worries

“What the hell is going on here. To find four people all in the same type of place in such a short space of time must mean they are all connected somehow.” - Vanessa Mallalieu

“The forth body in the space of a month and all these areas are basically connected to each other . Far from quincedence I believe. The police need to start warning the public.” - Peter Rashad



Disclaimer - it might not be the same man

The area's been sealed off

Man found 'may have been living in a purple tent'

Map of the area

Here’s a view of the area from above:

Map of Sands Lane, Dewsbury, and River Calder
Map of Sands Lane, Dewsbury, and River Calder (Image: Google Maps)

Fourth waterways tragedy in Kirklees in a month

The grim news comes just six days after the body of a man was recovered from the River Calder at Mirfield.

He was found in the river close to the John Cottons factory in Mirfield.

Police scene at the discovery of a body in Mirfield. The body was found in the river behind the John Cotton's factory at Huddersfield Road.
Police scene at the discovery of a body in Mirfield. The body was found in the river behind the John Cotton's factory at Huddersfield Road. (Image: Nick Lavigueur)

And earlier this month, the canals in the area claimed two lives.

A Huddersfield teenager was found dead in the Huddersfield Broad Canal at Hillhouse, while a 77-year-old man died despite being rescued from the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal at Thornhill Lees.

Body found in canal on March 17 - Chloe Glover reports

Police were called to Dewsbury about 12noon and sent a number of units to the scene, which is close to the railway line.

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Emergency crews at the scene
Emergency crews at the scene (Image: Ash Milnes)

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Our reporter Robert is at the scene

Here’s what we know so far:

Police are at the scene of another waterways tragedy in Kirklees.

It is believed a body has been found in the River Calder in Dewsbury.

Police cars and ambulances are at the scene on a playing fields complex off Mill Street East, close to the centre of Dewsbury.

No further details have been released as yet.