No suspicious circumstances, say police
A member of the public discovered the sad sight on Sunday morning and alerted the emergency services.
Several ambulances, police, fire crews and the water safety unit packed the area in East Hill when they arrived just after 9.30am.
It was reported that a body was in the River Stour, close to the former nightclub Liquid and Envy, which is now empty.
Officers cordoned off the road between the Star Inn and the corner of Mace Lane while divers entered the river.
A witness at the scene on the day said: “We came down East Hill and someone said there might be a body in the river caught in the tree.
“Doesn’t seem like they can get it out.”
The body was retrieved just after 10.30am, and was covered in a white sheet before being taken away in an ambulance. A spokesman for the ambulance service said: “Two ambulance crews, a car and our HART team attended the scene.
“Sadly the crews were unable to help the person and they were pronounced dead at the scene.”
A police cordon remained in the area until later that day, and forensics searched the car park near the river, as well as the river bank.
North Park, which is on the opposite side of Mace Lane, was also cordoned off by police for a short time.
Mr Worsfold’s next of kin were informed of his death later on Sunday.
Police said the 50-year-old’s death was not being treated as suspicious but that officers continued to make inquiries and a report was being compiled for the coroner.
A specialist river search team in the Stour after Mark Worsfold’s body was found
Fire and rescue and ambulance services joined police officers who were guarding the scene and carrying out investigations
The river runs by the former mill and night club building