Published: June 7, 2012
Body recovered from river was missing Highbridge resident

The coroner has confirmed that the body of a man recovered from a river near Burnham-On-Sea last Friday (June 1st) has been identified as a missing Highbridge man.

Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported here last week that the body was recovered from a stretch of river off Newbridge Drove in East Huntspill.

It follows a major search operation carried out by police, the fire service's water rescue team, a police helicopter and police divers - as pictured here.

A spokeswoman for Somerset coroner Michael Rose told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The body has been identified as a missing 58 year-old man from Highbridge who had gone missing the day before. An inquest into the death is to be opened shortly."

Pictured: Fire and police crews searching the Huntspill River on Friday at Hackness Sluice

 


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