THE BODIES of a father and son have been found in a canal after they entered the water while magnet fishing.
The alarm was raised just after 11am on Saturday. Following extensive enquiries, police undertook an underwater search.
The bodies were recovered from the Canal at Cooper’s Bridge, Huddersfield, at around 7.20pm.
They are believed to be a father and son from the Leeds area. The family have been notified.
A passer-by contacted police after noticing items – including clothing, a mobile phone and car keys – had been left untouched on the canal side for around an hour.
After tracing the items to a car in the Pudsey area of Leeds, a woman confirmed that her 43-year-old husband and his 19-year-old son had gone out magnet fishing early that morning.
The pastime – a combination of environmentalism and treasure hunting – involves using strong magnets to remove metal debris or valuable objects from bodies of water.
There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances in relation to the incident and a file is being prepared for the coroner.