Body found in missing person search at Netherton Reservoir
The body of a man has been found at a reservoir in the Black Country.
Police divers have been searching Netherton Reservoir, off Highbridge Road in Netherton, for a missing person since Monday afternoon.
A spokesman from West Midlands Police confirmed that a body of man was found today.
His death is not being treated as suspicious, a spokesman for the force said.
A spokesman from West Midlands Police said: "Police searching for a missing person around Netherton Reservoir, in Dudley, have today recovered a body.
"The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and his family and the coroner have been informed."
A number of police cars, as well as an underwater and search specialist unit from Nottinghamshire Police, could be seen at the scene on Tuesday morning.
A police presence had been in the area since Monday afternoon, according to reports, with an area of the reservoir being cordoned off by blue police tape.
A blue tent had been erected near to the waters edge, while crews continued their search.
The area, also known as Lodge Farm Reservoir, is a popular destination for residents to walk and exercise their dogs.
It is also used by a number of groups for a range of water-based activities and is the home of Dudley Watersports Centre.
One resident, who lived near the reservoir but wished to remain anonymous, said: "I saw all the police cars and vans near the reservoir yesterday evening [Monday], but I was really surprised to see them there this morning still.
"I'm not sure what is going on but I have heard they are searching for a missing person. I hope that isn't true and they don't find someone there – but my thoughts are with the family."
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