A BODY has been found in the search for a man missing from his Hereford home since March 16.

Police confirmed that a body was recovered from the river on March 21 following the search for 72-year-old Michael Burbage.

Inspector Catherine Taylor said: “Unfortunately I have to report that a body was found during our search and rescue operation of the River Wye near Hoarwithy Bridge, Kings Caple on March 21 about 3pm.

"Although formal identification hasn’t yet taken place, we believe the body of man discovered in the river to be that of Michael Burbage from Hereford.

"Michael’s family have been informed and specially trained officers are supporting them at this very upsetting time.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public who shared our appeals and our thoughts and wishes go to Michael family’s at this very difficult time.”