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