The body of a 72-year-old woman was found in the river in Thame this morning.

Police were called to Thame at 11.40am to reports that a woman was thought to have entered the river.

Ambulance, fire service and the police helicopter also attended and a search took place.

Connie Primmer, a spokeswoman for Thames Valley Police, said: "The woman was recovered from the water and had sadly died.

"Next of kin have been informed.

"An investigation is under way and the death is being treated as unexplained."

Thame Town Councillor, David Bretherton, said he had seen a police helicopter overhead earlier in the day.

He said: "It is always very sad to hear that someone has passed in that way."