A man pulled from a river in Alverstone on the Isle of Wight yesterday (Thursday) has died, police have confirmed.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary has said the death of the 25-year-old is being treated as unexpected.

As first reported by the County Press, emergency teams including police, paramedics and firefighters were called to the main road in Alverstone yesterday afternoon.

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said it was assisting with a 'water rescue' on the Eastern Yar.

Police said they were called shortly after 2pm to reports of the concern for welfare of a man.

Isle of Wight County Press:

A helicopter from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance was also alerted.

The road was blocked for a time, but has since reopened.

It has since been confirmed the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed and a file is being prepared for the coroner.