Body of fisherman found

THE body of a missing fisherman has been found in Essex.Austin Miller, 57, from Benfleet, went missing on a fishing trip more than a week ago.

THE body of a missing fisherman has been found in Essex.

Austin Miller, 57, from Benfleet, went missing on a fishing trip more than a week ago. His 22ft boat, Jensah, was later found anchored off Wallasea Island but he was not located at the time.

The search and rescue crew from Wattisham used thermal imaging equipment during a two-hour operation on February 28, while coastguards from Burnham and Southend trawled the River Crouch and its shores.

Police have now confirmed that the body found on Foulness Island is that of Mr Miller but said the death is not suspicious.


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