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Body found as divers search river for woman, 24, who went missing after work

NewsBody found as divers search river for woman, 24, who went missing after work

A body has been found in the search for a young woman who disappeared five days ago. 

It comes after specialist divers were today (Wednesday, May 24) called in to join an urgent police search.  Shannon Canning, 24, disappeared in the early hours of Friday after leaving her home in Lancaster and police say they’re ‘really concerned’ for her welfare.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, but the force reportedly believes it to be Shannon.  She did not arrive for work at a cocktail bar in the city centre and has not contacted friends or family, police said.

Today,  divers carried out underwater searches of the River Lune in the city centre.  The force confirmed its was focusing the search around the Ridge Estate and city centre areas, but cops are also searching areas of land and specific addresses.

Detectives have also quizzed members of the public, studied CCTV footage and conducted digital inquiries.  Police said the disappearance was out of character and they were becoming increasingly concerned for her welfare.

A force spokesman said: “This is a missing from home enquiry currently but all lines of enquiry are being carried out.”

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