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Body found in search for missing canoeist in Cardigan

POLICE have confirmed that a major operation to locate a missing canoeist in Cardigan last night has sadly led to the recovery of a body.

Police confirmed that the canoeist was reported missing in the River Teifi just before 7.40pm on Thursday (Jun 6) and that Dyfed-Powys Police, Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard and specialist search and rescue teams were involved in the search operation.

Early this morning police released a statement confirming that a body had been found and next of kind had been informed.

The police statement, issued at 7.15am on Friday, reads: “Officers and partners continued to search for a missing canoeist in the River Teifi in Cardigan into the night.

“Sadly, we can confirm that at around 1am a body was recovered from the water. His next of kin have been informed, and our thoughts are with them at this time.”

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