Search teams find a third body at Bosley Mill in Cheshire Date published: 23rd July 2015 8.11am

Yesterday was a significant day for action at the Bosley Mill site with the removal of three silos.

This has directly allowed the search and recovery operation to continue work at a section of the site indicated previously by USAR search dogs. This has led to the discovery of a third body.

Officers and investigators from Cheshire Constabulary, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service and partner organisations have been doing all they can to aid the search and rescue operation at the Wood Flour Mills in Tunstall Road, Bosley which has been ongoing since Friday.

Efforts continue to locate those unaccounted for.

A joint investigation is under way between police, fire and the Health & Safety Executive to establish the cause of the incident.

ACC Guy Hindle said: “We continue to work with our colleagues in very difficult conditions with ongoing risks– it is an extremely complex scene to examine and we’ve not yet got full access to all of it.

“Each agency has a wide range of expertise and are working hard together to find the missing people.

“In the meantime we are interviewing witnesses and gathering other evidence, all of which will form the investigation.”