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Family of missing Birchington man David Mirams told after body found on farmland in St Nicholas-at-Wade

11 February 2014
by KentOnline reporter

A body has been found in St Nicholas-at-Wade by police searching for a man missing for four months.

Police confirmed the discovery by a member of the public in a dyke on farmland near Down Barton Road yesterday.

A spokesman said the body has not been formally identified, but the family of David Mirams, from Birchington, have been told.

Pensioner David Mirams went missing last October

Pensioner David Mirams went missing last October

The 76-year-old went missing while out walking in the area last October.

A major search operation was launched after he was last seen in a field by Old Road in Sarre.

Volunteers and Kent Search and Rescue crews joined the large-scale police hunt.

Canoes had been used to look in the River Wantsum and West Marsh Stream. The police helicopter had also been up several times and a thermal camera was used.

Police officers were called at 3.15pm yesterday and Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews helped in retrieving the body from the dyke. 

A spokesman said the death is not believed to be suspicious.

 

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