Search for missing man – body found

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- Credit: Archant

Body discovered in near Swimbridge this morning.

THE family of missing Swimbridge man Christopher Barrow have been told a body of a man has been found.

The discovery was made at around 9.30am today (Wednesday) following a widespread search by police, Dartmoor and Exmoor Rescue Groups and the Devon Cave Search and Rescue Group.

The body was found by a member of the public on an isolated dog walking track in woodland, around a mile-and-a-half from Swimbridge.

Police said formal identification had not yet taken place and enquiries were continuing although they were not treating the death as suspicious.


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They confirmed that they had called off the search for Mr Barrow, aged 55, who was last spotted on foot with his pet lurcher dog on Monday lunchtime.

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