Search and rescue continues at the scene of the Bosley mill tragedy Date published: 19th July 2015 4.22pm

Emergency services continue to work tirelessly at the scene of the Bosley mill tragedy.

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.

Sadly, a body was recovered on Sunday night and has been conveyed to the Royal Liverpool Hospital, awaiting identification. 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.

Assistant Chief Constable Guy Hindle said:

"We continue to work with our colleagues in very difficult conditions with ongoing risks and the need to preserve the scene for investigation - it is an extremely complex scene to examine and we've not yet got full access to it.

"Each agency has a wide range of expertise, and representatives from each are dedicated to the investigation and making the best use of their skills.

"We are making a number of enquiries, but we have to bear in mind that we can’t compromise the rescue operation. We are interviewing witnesses and gathering other evidence, all of which will form the investigation."

Yesterday, we confirmed the names of those unaccounted for - Derek Moore, Dorothy Bailey, Jason Shingler and William Barks.

Meanwhile, a further four people were taken to hospital for treatment – one woman remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition. One man attended hospital but has since been discharged with minor injuries. Two other men remain in hospital in a stable condition.

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