Family of missing man Daniel Moir told of body found in River Wear

Northumbria Police have informed the family of missing man Daniel Moir that a body has been found in the River Wear

Daniel Moir, of Washington, has been missing for a fortnight
Daniel Moir, of Washington, has been missing for a fortnight
 

The family of missing Daniel Moir have been informed that police have found a body in a river.

Loved ones of the 23-year-old have endured two weeks of hell since he left his home for a walk but never returned.

Police had been searching an area of the River Wear near the Fatfield area of Washington where he lived.

But on Saturday morning a man fishing further down the river, in Sunderland, noticed a body.

Police and an RNLI lifeboat attended and recovered the remains, at around 7.35am.

The body, which is thought to have been in the water for some time, has not yet been identified.

But the Chronicle understands that Daniel’s family have been informed of the development by police.

A Northumbria Police spokesman said: “Police have found a man’s body in the River Wear.

“At 7:35am police received a report that a man’s body had been found on the banks of the River Wear at the Fish Quay.

“Officers and the RNLI attended and the body was recovered and taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital.

“Enquiries are now ongoing to establish the identity of the man and the cause of death.”

Daniel’s family have said his disappearance is completely out of character.

Police have spent the last two weeks searching the local area and handing out posters featuring his picture.

Meanwhile his family issued a statement pleading with him to come home.

They said: “Daniel you are not in trouble with anyone. Nothing that has happened is a problem. “Please come home or ask for help. All of your family and friends miss you and want you home, especially Oscar our dog.

“Please pick up the phone and ring home, friends, or the police and let them know you are safe.”

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