Man's body discovered in the water at Hartlepool Marina

The scene at Hartlepool Marina. Picture by @Gazonca on Twitter.
The scene at Hartlepool Marina. Picture by @Gazonca on Twitter.
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Police, firefighters and ambulance crews attended Jackson's Wharf in the town today after a man's body was found.

Police received the call at 10.45am, following reports of a body in the water.

The scene at Hartlepool Marina. Picture: Frank Reid.

The scene at Hartlepool Marina. Picture: Frank Reid.

The death is not being treated as suspicious - but a spokeswoman for Cleveland Police stressed that this incident is not linked to a missing person appeal for Graham McInness, of Stockton.

Andy, watch manager on duty at Stranton Fire Station, confirmed that one appliance from Hartlepool, two appliances from Thornaby and a water rescue boat from Thornaby responded to the call.

He said: "We were taking direction from the police in this case.

"The fire service brought a boat into the jetty and we recovered the body from the water."

The victim was described as "elderly".