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Body found in river search for missing angler Roger Wheat

The body of a man, believed to be that of missing angler Roger Wheat, has been found by police.

Officers have called off the search for Roger Wheat, who was last seen in Ellastone on Tuesday, January 7, following the discovery of a body this afternoon.

He was last seen fishing near the bank of the River Dove.

Staffordshire Search and Rescue, Nottinghamshire Police’s Underwater Search Unit, and the Environment Agency were involved in the search, which lasted for three days.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “Sadly, the body of a man, which police believe to be 79-year-old Roger, was found this afternoon (January 10) during a search of the River Dove.

“His family have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“We would like to thank colleagues, partner agencies and the public for their assistance and support during the search.

“Formal identification will take place in due course.

“Detectives do not believe there are any suspicious circumstances and a report will be prepared for HM coroner.”

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