POLICE have found a body in water in the search for a missing 65-year-old.

West Yorkshire Police revealed this morning that a body that was found in Danems Dyke, off Danems Road at around noon yesterday is believed to be that of Frederick Coombes.

Mr Coombes, aged 65, from Bradford was reported missing on Wednesday morning from the Halifax Road area.

Police issued an appeal to find Mr Coombes.

Firefighters rescued a man from Danems Dyke yesterday and CPR was performed, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe this man is Mr Coombes but he is yet to be formally identified.

There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances relating to the death.

Bradford District CID are continuing enquiries.

A file will be submitted to the coroner in due course.

A full statement from West Yorkshire Police said: "Police searching for missing Frederick Coombes (65) from Bradford have found the body of a man.

"Officers searching for Frederick located the body of a man in water of Damems Lane on Wednesday afternoon.

"Formal identification has yet to be confirmed.

"There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

"Enquiries remain ongoing by Bradford District CID and a file will be submitted to the coroner in due course."

Fire crews from Keighley, Bingley, Illingworth and Rastrick fire stations – plus technical rescue officers – attended the rescue.