The body of a man has been recovered following a concern for safety incident near Wrexham yesterday (August 13). 

North Wales Police confirmed they, alongside other emergency services were dealing with a safety incident in Pontcysyllte yesterday afternoon

They had asked people to stay out of the River Dee while they dealt with the incident.

Police were joined by North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, North East Wales Search and Rescue, The Welsh Ambulance Services Trust and the National Police Air Service.

The Police force then released an update near midnight on Saturday evening/Sunday morning, confirming they had located the body of a man. 

A North Wales Police spokesperson said: "Officers attended a concern for safety incident at the river at Pontcysyllte on Saturday afternoon, alongside colleagues from NPAS, North Wales Fire & Rescue Service, North East Wales Search and Rescue and Welsh Ambulance Services Trust.

"Sadly, the body of a man was recovered. His family are currently being supported by officers, and enquiries are ongoing, on behalf of HM Coroner."

The Welsh Ambulance Service had sent a number of units to the scene in Pontcysyllte. 

A spokesperson at the time, said: "We are at the incident, in response we sent two emergency ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and colleagues from the air ambulance."

A spokesperson for North East Wales Search and Rescue said: "On Saturday afternoon team members were asked to assist the Police with the search for a man at Pontcysyllte. 

"Our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased."