Bodies of father and son are recovered from water after magnet fishing

Bodies of father and son, 43 and 19, are recovered from water after they set out for a day’s magnet fishing

  • The pair had left their home in Pudsey at around 6.30am on Saturday morning
  • They went out to the River Calder in the Cooper Bridge area, Huddersfield
  • A member of public called the police after finding property on the river bank 

The father and son who were tragically found dead in a stretch of water after going on a fishing trip have been named locally.

Martin, 43 and Jack Andrews, 19, are believed to have been trawling the bottom of a canal with a magnet when they lost their lives.

The pair, from Pudsey in Leeds, West Yorks left their home at 6.30am on Saturday for a day of magnet fishing at the River Calder in the Cooper Bridge area, Huddersfield. 

A father and son went out for a day of magnet fishing at the River Calder in the Cooper Bridge area, Huddersfield

They were found by police divers at 7..20pm last night after a local dogwalker spotted their belongings on the banking and alerted the police. 

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘Officers conducted extensive enquiries to locate the men, and the police underwater search unit attended.

‘The bodies of two men were recovered from the water around 7.20pm. 


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‘They are believed to be a father and son from the Leeds area.

‘The family have been notified.

‘There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances at this time and a file is being prepared for the coroner.’  

Police received a call around lunchtime from a member of the public after finding personal property on the bank of the River Calder

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