Body found at Barnsley pond after search for missing man

A body has been found at a pond in Barnsley following a search for a missing man.

Monday, 14th January 2019, 1:55 pm
Updated Monday, 14th January 2019, 1:59 pm
Smithies Pond in Barnsley, where a man's body was discovered on Sunday morning (pic: Google)

Police were called to Smithies Pond in Barnsley, where the body of a man in his 50s had been discovered, yesterday morning at 8.30am.

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South Yorkshire Police said in a statement today: 'His death is currently being treated as unexplained. Investigations are underway to ascertain the exact circumstances of his death. 'His family have been informed and are being supported by officers'¦.

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A post-mortem was due to be held yesterday evening, but the result is not yet known.