UPDATE: Man dies after Devil’s Bridge jump

The scene at Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale
The scene at Devil's Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale

POLICE have named a man who died after jumping into the River Lune from Devil’s Bridge, Kirkby Lonsdale on Saturday, July 21.

The body of 22-year-old Darrell Teal of Booth Drive, Manchester, was found a short distance from the bridge after several hours of searching by emergency services.

The alarm was raised just after 5pm over concerns for a man who had entered the river at the tourist hot spot that proves popular with thrillseekers jumping into the water.

Cumbria Police attended with the Fire Service and volunteers from the local Mountain Rescue Team. Specialists from the Underwater Police Diving Unit also attended the scene.

Mr Teal’s body was recovered just before midnight.

Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the case had been passed to the coroner.