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Kent Police find body in search for missing man in Tonbridge

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Original article from Kent Live

Kent Police has located a body in the search for a missing man from Tonbridge.

Officers attended the Racecourse Park area this morning (Saturday, August 21), where the body of a man was later located.

Formal identification has not yet taken place, however the family of an 84-year-old who was reported missing on Tuesday, August 17 have been informed.

Read more: Police cordon set up on Tonbridge High Street with rescue boats and ambulances spotted

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

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There was a significant emergency service presence in Tonbridge this morning, believed to be connected to the missing person investigation.

Residents in the town spotted emergency services at around 10am this morning close to Pizza Express and the River Medway.

Photos taken by witnesses show a police van, as well as a Kent Fire and Rescue Service van with a boat attached to a trailer.

A cordon was set up in front of the vehicles.

Police officers and rescue teams have been spotted in Tonbridge this morning

Another photo showed an ambulance at the roundabout near to Poundstretcher on the other end of the High Street.

Teams were first seen on Wednesday evening (August 18) near the river, between the swimming pool and the park.

Locals reported seeing emergency services and scuba divers at the scene.

The focus of the search appeared to be in the river itself, with frogmen in attendance.

An ambulance was spotted at the other end of Tonbridge High Street

A helicopter and a drone were also spotted overhead, which were used to gain an aerial vantage point.

Specialist Water and Sonar team members from Kent Search and Rescue were deployed to assist in the search.

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