Bedfordshire Police have just announced that officers looking for a missing man in the River Great Ouse at Bedford, have located a body.
A statement from the force confirmed a body was found today (Friday) in the river by The Embankment, Bedford.
Earlier today a specialist dive team was called in to assist with the search.
Read: Police dive team called in to help search for missing man
A formal identification has yet to take place, but the next of kin has been informed.
The death is not being treated as suspicious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at Bedfordshire.police.uk/report or call 101, quoting reference 80 of 3 March.
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This is a breaking news story and may be updated as more information becomes available.
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