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Body found after multi-agency searches on Exmoor

Photo: Exmoor Search and Rescue Team

A body was found on Exmoor over the weekend by emergency service looking for a missing person.

It followed a search across inland rivers using dogs and also on open moorland.

The alarm was first raised by Devon and Cornwall Police and the body was found by the Exmoor Search and Rescue Team.

A spokesperson said: "Team Members deployed alongside colleagues from both Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England, Lynmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue and Ilfracombe Coastguard Search and Rescue.

"Swift Water Rescue Technicians from Exmoor Search & Rescue Team and colleagues from Lynmouth Coastguard Search and Rescue and Ilfracombe Coastguard Search and Rescue searched the inland rivers whilst additional multi-agency Team Members and the Search Dog Teams from Mountain Rescue Search Dogs England searched the open moorland areas.

"Tragically, the missing person was located deceased shortly after the Search Teams were deployed. 

"Our thoughts are with the missing persons friends and family at this difficult time."

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