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Police discover body in search for missing man

10:13 08 July 2014

Matthew Foot

Matthew Foot

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The 28-year-old surfer from Tiverton was reported missing last week.

POLICE searching for a missing man from Tiverton have found a body in woodland at Rackenford.

Officers appealed to the public for help to find 28-year-old surfer, Matthew Foot, who went missing on Thursday.

A member of the public reported a sighting of Mr Foot’s vehicle on Sunday and after an extensive search of the area police discovered a man’s body at 11.50pm.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but Mr Foot’s family has been informed of the development.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

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