Body found in Severn estuary search for missing man

St Pierre Pill - photo by GH Myrtle St Pierre Pill overlooks the second Severn Crossing

A man who went missing from a boat in the Severn estuary has been found dead.

The alarm was raised just before 11:00 BST on Saturday when his boat was found empty at St Pierre Pill, near Chepstow.

Swansea Coastguard said its owner had been on board Friday evening doing some work but failed to meet a friend on Saturday as planned.

Gwent Police said their officers joined the search and that the body of the man, from the Swindon area, was found in the water at 13:55 BST.

A force spokesperson said the death was not being treated as suspicious, and that specially trained offices were supporting his family.

The Severn Area Rescue Association's lifeboat and land teams were also involved in the search.

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