THE body of a woman has been pulled from the river at South Woodham Ferrers.

The emergency services were called on Saturday at about 3.30pm after concerns for the safety of a woman in the River Crouch.

Essex Police worked with the Coastguard to bring the woman to shore but she was confirmed dead at the scene.

An investigation is underway and officers have confirmed inquiries are ongoing.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “Officers were called to the River Crouch in Maldon, close to Marsh Farm Road at around 3.30pm on Saturday, November 4, following concerns for the safety of a woman in the water.

“Officers supported the Coastguard in bringing the woman to shore and she was sadly declared dead at the scene. Inquiries are ongoing.”