A MAN's body has been recovered from the River Mersey, police have confirmed today (Monday, February 12).

Just before 9.50am on Sunday police were called to a report that what appeared to be the body of a man had been seen in the River Mersey.

Coastguard, Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and Merseyside Police attended and following a search of the water by Coastguard.

The body was found and recovered at 4.30pm.

The man is yet to be formally identified and his death is being treated as unexplained.

A Merseyside Police statement read: "A post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause of death and enquiries will be ongoing to establish the identity of the person and to ensure his next of kin are informed."