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Body found, Barnstaple


Confirmed as being missing person Jonathon Curry

The body of a man found in the River Taw at Barnstaple has been confirmed to be missing person Jonathon Curry.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene along with HM Coastguard and an RNLI lifeboat at around 12.50pm on Thursday 24 December.

A man was recovered from the water by the lifeboat crew. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Formal identification has now taken place and the man is confirmed as being 48-year-old Mr Curry, who had been reported missing from Barnstaple on 30 November.

The family of Mr Curry have been informed and have thanked police and the public for their efforts in searching for him.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.


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