Derby

Missing man's body found in Hardwick Park

Teams searching for the missing man
Image caption About 30 mountain rescue volunteers helped search for the man

The body of a missing man has been found in Derbyshire woodland following a two-day search by mountain rescue volunteers.

The 41-year-old Swanwick man failed to return from work at Thorntons on 8 April, and his car was later found in the car park at Hardwick Park.

Thirty members of Derby Mountain Rescue Team have been searching the area.

The man's body was found in the park on Thursday evening. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

A small team of mountain rescuers were involved an the initial operation on Wednesday, but the search was widened the following day.

The team was assisted by Sarda (Search and Rescue Dogs Association) search dogs and Woodhead Mountain Rescue Team.

Police officers had already been searching ponds and other areas in the park for several days.

A Sarda dog found the man's body at about 2000 BST on Thursday.

Next of kin have been informed, but he has yet to be formally identified, said the Derbyshire force.

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