An inquest has been opened into the death of a man whose body was found in the River Calder.
The grim find was made at Mirfield, on Good Friday .
The inquest at Bradford Coroner’s Court heard the victim was subsequently identified as missing pensioner George Bass, a 77-year-old, retired quantity surveyor, from Old Trough Way, Harrogate.
Coroners officer Steve Hepplestone told Assistant Coroner, Mary Burke, that a man spotted the body face down in the river as he walked his dog along the riverbank at 3pm on March 25.
Mr Bass had been reported missing from Wednesday, March 2.
The inquest was adjourned to a date to be fixed.
The tragedy was one of several in the waterways around Kirklees over the space of a few weeks.
Body found in River Calder at Dewsbury
Two people died in the canals. Hamza Amer, 19, from Springfield Avenue in Batley, was found in the Huddersfield Broad Canal at Hillhouse on March 17 and a 77-year-old man died on March 23 despite being rescued from the Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal at Thornhill Lees, close to the Slaithwaite Road bridge.