South West Wales

Body found in the search for missing Josh Winsper, 24

Milford Haven docks and a separate photograph of Josh Winsper Image copyright Deborah Tilley/Geograph | Facebook

A body has been found in the search for a 24-year-old crewman who went missing while his vessel was at Milford Haven docks in Pembrokeshire.

The captain alerted Dyfed-Powys Police on Saturday morning when crew realised Josh Winsper from Cornwall was missing.

Police divers and HM Coastguard were involved in the search.

Police said identification had not taken place as yet and next of kin had been informed of the latest development.

Earlier, Mr Winsper's family posted a plea to find him on social media. His aunt told the Cornish Guardian the family were "holding out for a miracle".

Image copyright Tom Arnold
Image caption Emergency services continued to search the water on Sunday afternoon
Image copyright Tom Arnold

Mr Winsper was last seen at Astoria nightclub in the town at 02:30 BST on Saturday.

Rachel Gerred-Hart‎ told the newspaper: "His mother Sandra Winsper is beside herself with worry.

"You wouldn't believe the support coming from the town of Milford Haven. On behalf of the family we want to say the Welsh police have been incredible."

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