Video: Car recovered from reservoir where body of man was found

The car that plunged into the Booth Wood Reservoir and where the body of a man in his 30s was recovered yesterday (Monday) has been pulled out of the water.

The red volvo was pulled out of reservoir after specialist inflatables were used to bring the car to the surface.

It was reported that the car had left Oldham Road close to the Turnpike public house and entered the water around 8.20pm on Sunday evening.

Following a search operation during the evening by police and the fire service, the Underwater Search Unit located the vehicle under the water on Monday. A short time later, they located the body of a man.

The body of the deceased has been recovered from the water and enquiries continue to determine the full circumstances of what took place.

Sergeant Adrian Newman of the Safer Roads and Neighbourhoods Support Team West said; “The underwater search team were on site this morning and first located the vehicle, before the body of the deceased was recovered at 11.55am. “The family have been informed and are being supported by specially trained officers.”

Underwater search team at Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth.

Underwater search team at Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth.

Police closed Oldham Road following reports that a vehicle had left the road and entered the reservoir.

Officers attended supported by the police helicopter and the Fire and Ambulance service.

It is believed that the driver was the sole occupant of the car which was travelling west bound towards Rishworth.

Road closures were in place from Junction 22 of the M62 to the turning circle at Rishworth School.

Underwater search team at Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth.

Underwater search team at Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth.

Sergeant Aaron Gudgeon added; “The road remains closed to allow specialist teams to conduct their enquiries and to recover the vehicle and we thank the public for their understanding and cooperation. 

“I would appeal to anyone who was travelling in and around Rishworth on Sunday evening and who may have any information about the incident to come forward to police via 101.”

Information can be passed to the Safer Roads and Neighbourhoods Support Team West via 101, quoting 1536 of the 14/8.

Underwater search team at Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth.

Underwater search team at Boothwood Reservoir, Rishworth.