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Police investigating after adult male found by Northumbrian Water workers
AN investigation has been launched after a man's body was found in a well in Middlesbrough.
The body was recovered inside the storm wet well at the Cargo Fleet Pumping Station last week but police have only just released details of the unidentified man.
At about 11.45am on Monday, October 14, workers from Northumbrian Water reported seeing what they thought was a body inside the well.
Officers attended the scene and called for help from the fire brigade, but due to levels of rainfall were unable to find a body.
The search continued on Tuesday, October 15 and at about 12.50pm the body of a man was recovered by Cleveland Fire Brigade.
A post mortem has taken place which showed the man had been dead for at least three weeks, but possible up to three months.
The cause of death was inconclusive and further tests are being carried out.
Cleveland Police said there had been no reports of missing people in the Cleveland area during the timescales described who had not been located.
Officers have still not identified the man, who is said to be above the age of 21, and are treating his death as unexplained.
An investigation has been launched into who the man is, how he died and the circumstances around his death.
There is no DNA match to the man on the national police database and officers are currently approaching other police forces to try to identify him.
Further details will be available following a press conference by Cleveland Police this afternoon.
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