Statement on body of woman found in River Mersey
We can confirm that a woman's body was discovered in the River Mersey near Seacombe Ferry Terminal today (Wednesday 2 October).
Emergency services were called at around 1.35pm to a report that the body of a woman had been seen in the water.
Officers, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, Coastguard and North West Ambulance Service attended and the woman was removed from the water near Seacombe Ferry Terminal at around 5.20pm.
She was pronounced dead at the scene and enquiries are ongoing to identify the woman and notify her next of kin.
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