THE Telegraph & Argus has opened this online book of condolence following the sad death of a Keighley man in a tragic river incident.

Bradford City fan Ben Marklew, 19, of Glusburn, died after getting into difficulty in the River Wharfe at Grassington.

The scene of the death was near Linton Falls where Bradford teenager Mohammed Bilal Zeb drowned on July 31 last year after getting into difficulties while swimming in the river.

Police were called by the ambulance service at about 7.45pm yesterday evening, July 22, to a report of a man in difficulty in the river.

Fire crews from Skipton and Grassington were called at around 7.18pm to Station Road, Grassington, to reports of a person missing in the river after jumping in.

Fire crews pulled the male from the water near Linton Falls, just a short distance downsteam, and handed them over to ambulance crews.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "Yorkshire Ambulance Service received an emergency call at 7.09pm yesterday (Thursday, July 22) to reports of a male in difficulty in the River Wharfe at Grassington.

"An ambulance, clinical supervisor, air ambulance and Mountain Rescue were dispatched to the scene. 

"Despite the tireless efforts of all those responding to the incident, the man sadly died."

Enquiries are ongoing and no further details have been released.

Anyone who would like to pay tribute or offer their condolences is invited to leave a message on this page. 

There may be a slight delay in your messages appearing on the page as they must first be approved by Telegraph & Argus staff.

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Joanna Horton

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Tragic. Ben will be saddly missed. He was an energetic child full of life and grew into a fine young man. RIP BEN. Condolences to all his family, from joanna and Bill Horton

Sandra terrelonge

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Fly with the angels beautiful man.r.i.p

Tamara Miller

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Love you Ben ❤️🕊

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Forever in my heart ??

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I’ll never forget you, had such a big impact on everyone you met. Love always x

Ryan Zeb

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My nephew drowned at Linton Falls last year, you never get over it, when you hear of another loss of life in similar circumstances it brings back all the pain. Such tragedy, another one gone too soon. Our heartfelt condolences to the family. Stay strong. RIP.

Alicia

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Rip Ben, loved and missed by so many❤️

Paul Foster

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Rip mate from a leeds fan

Eve Judson

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Gone but never forgotten Ben♥️ My thoughts go out to his family and friends rip xx

Jonathan Birdsall

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RIP mate, too young pass away at such a young age, thoughts to your friends and family. BCFC for life. Melbourne Bantams 🇬🇧⚽️

Louise Armstrong

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Ben, You were a friend to my 2 sons Joseph and Jacob, you came to my house on many occasions, you were polite, respectful and had a cheeky smile. You got into mischief as many young lads did, but you matured and got a job and basically grew up. It was a pleasure to have known you, you have left many a broken heart, and gone way too soon.. RIP Ben. My ❤️goes out your parents, sister your family your friends and all who knew you… xx

Millie H

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Sending my love to everyone who knew Ben. Made many good memories for us all, RIP ❤️

Becca Sharp

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A beautiful, and amazing young man, loved by so many people, it’s devastating that life takes the best ones🕊fly high and rest peacefully beautiful, you will be dearly missed🥺💙🕊

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Such a fantastic soul. Loved by so many and cherished by more. 19 is no age to lose your life and many many people are so sad at this awful news Ben. I hope yo continue to be just as cheeky where ever you are mate. Deepest Condolences to friends and family 🧡

ellie

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rest in peace❤️ will never be forgotten x

Aisha S

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Such a sad tragedy, thoughts and prayers go out this young man's friends and family. RIP

Liam Vinter

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RIP Ben, gone but never forgotten, rest easy my mate, will see you one day🤍

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Rest in peace Ben condolences to all of your family and friends sorry we had to lose you so soon

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Top lad rest in paradise brother ❤️X

Chris kay

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Rest in peace young man ❤️💛❤️💛

Leah

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Rest easy Ben🤍 you were an amazing boy that lived a life with no regrets! You will be missed 💔 sending love to everyone x

Chloe

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RIP young lad you’ll be missed

Lewis Christy

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We weren’t close ben but you’ll be missed by many. Rest in piece pal, look down on your friends and help them where you can ❤️

Swaye tomblin

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Gone far too soon Ben!! Such an amazing lad inside and out. Such a laugh. Thinking of all your family and friends. 💕 rest easy pal.

Freya H

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Rest in Peace Ben. Thoughts are with all his friends and family at this difficult time ❤️

Cara Harrison

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Rest in peace Ben ❤️ Always a laugh and never saw you without a smile on your face. Life and soul of the party, keep partying on up there 🕊 Such a lovely boy, you will be massively missed.

Chloe

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Rest in peace Ben, you was always smiling and joking around, I hope you know how loved you were, sending love to all your friends and family who are grieving such a tragic loss 💔

Meg Featherstone

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Gone far to soon . Thoughts are with his family and friends ❤️😔

Neil kilner

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Such a tragic loss…RIP Ben 🔴🟠🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Ellie c

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rest in peace Ben. Let your memories live on through your family and friends. Thoughts go out to them all❤️

Harrison James Eames

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What a lad you were Ben💔 loved the city. Always had a smile on your face. They only take the best mate, sleep well until we meet again🙏❤️ R.I.P

Millie

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Such an amazing lad , you’ll never ever be forgotten Ben, rest easy up there❤️ Thoughts to all family and friends❤️

Tracey Poutch

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I didn't know this young man and as a supporter of Bradford City I have to send my condolences to his family and friends R,I,P ❤💛

antoni preston

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Sad loss of a young Bradford City supporter. Im sure we will have a minutes silence at the ground tomorrow for you.