AN investigation is underway after the body of a middle aged man was found in Carr Mill Dam earlier this morning.

Emergency services were called at 9.40am following reports from a member of the public that a man was spotted in the water.

Police say he is believed to be in his 50s or 60s.

He was taken out of the water but paramedics confirmed he was dead.

An investigation has been launched to establish the identity of the man and the cause of death which police are treating as unexplained.  

Anyone who has any information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.