- Aug 29, 2019
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Anyone know if this could be Jesus?
Body found in River Nidd
Shortly before 8am this morning (Saturday 15 October) we received reports of a body in the River Nidd near Harrogate.
We are in attendance at the incident close to the Nidd Viaduct in Bilton.
The body is that of a white man, believed to be in his 40’s. He is yet to be identified.
Please avoid the area at this time.
Enquiries are ongoing and further updates will be provided when available.
The wording of the press release indicates that police believe they know the identity of the man but formal confirmation is required.
That they say he is white and in his 40's is not conclusive but indicative of someone who is reported missing and who matches that description.
It is only about a mile, as the crow flies, from where JM was last seen. There are also many interconnecting footpaths, some of which are alongside water, which JM appears to have been drawn to.
It is possible to use public footpaths along the River Wharfe, from where JM was last seen, to Weatherby, then Crimple Beck to join the River Nidd....with limited sections not alongside the river.
As always, irrespective of identity, family and friends somewhere will have the worst news possible.