Man dies after being found unresponsive in Sudbury river

The River Stour at Sudbury Meadows

The man's body was found in the River Stour in Sudbury - Credit: citizenside.com

A man has died after he was found unresponsive in the River Stour in Sudbury, police have confirmed.

Officers were called just after 1pm on May 22 by a member of the public who reported seeing a body in the river.

Police turned people away from the river after the discovery was made near the meadows in the Cornard Road area on Sunday afternoon.

Despite receiving treatment from first responders, the man was pronounced dead at the scene, Sudbury and Haverhill police said on Facebook.

The incident is not linked to any current missing person appeals, police added.

Police said on Facebook: "Our collective thoughts are with the gentleman's family this evening."