THE body of a 16-year-old boy has been recovered from a river.

Cops rushed to the River Calder in Castleford, West Yorkshire, on Wednesday evening over concerns for a boy's safety in the water.

Tragically a body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered about an hour later.

His family are aware and being supported by officers.

Condolences poured in from devastated locals online, who described the tragedy as "every parent's worst’s nightmare".

One wrote: "Heartbreaking, my condolences to all the family and friends."

Another person added: "So sad, rest in peace young man. My thoughts are with your family and friends at such a difficult time."

A third wrote: "Oh gosh heartbreaking lots of love too all family and friends sleep tight young man.

Cops are asking for those who witnessed the incident to contact Wakefield District CID via 101 Live Chat or by calling 101.

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