Body found in search for man missing in river

A coastguard van parked near a road sign
Search and rescue teams were sent to the River Wye at Chepstow [BBC]

A body has been found in the search for a man missing in the River Wye.

Police were called at about 18:35 BST on Monday after a report that a man had entered the river near Tutshill in Gloucestershire and had not resurfaced.

At about 07:15 on Sunday, a member of the public discovered a body in the water near the mouth of the River Wye in south east Wales.

The body was recovered by coastguards and, although formal identification had not yet taken place, the man's family and the coroner had been informed, police said.

During the initial search, police were supported by Gwent Police, the National Police Air Service, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service, the Severn Area Rescue Association, Lowland Rescue and HM Coastguard.

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