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Body found in missing river swimmer search in Moray

Randolph's Leap, Relugas Image copyright Ann Harrison
Image caption Mr Crosbie got into difficulties around Randolph's Leap, near Forres

Search teams looking for a teenager who got into difficulties while swimming in a river in Moray have found a body.

Matthew Crosbie, 19, from Forres, went missing in the River Findhorn at Randolph's Leap, near Forres, at 16:05 on Saturday.

Police Scotland said the body of a man had been found at the shore of Findhorn Bay at 09:00 on Sunday.

Police, Coastguard, Scottish Fire and Rescue and a helicopter from RAF Lossiemouth took part in the search.

Insp Paul McCruden said: "I would like to remind the public of the significant dangers posed by rivers especially in the aftermath of rainfall - the currents are very strong, unpredictable and the water is often very deep.

"It can also be deceptively cold and there may be objects under the water that are hazardous. You can get swept away very quickly.

"Our firm advice is 'do not be tempted', regardless of how strong a swimmer you are. Do not jump in or swim."

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