Published: 17:45, 09 November 2020
| Updated: 17:57, 09 November 2020
A body has been found in the search for a missing dad-of-two who went swimming in The Swale.
Mark Green was last seen yesterday on the banks at Harty Ferry, near Faversham, before his clothes and possessions were found by walkers on the shore a short while later.
A large-scale search operation was launched and crews have been searching the water near Oare Marshes nature reserve throughout today.
But the extensive operation - involving helicopters, drones, rescue teams and dozens of emergency workers - has now been brought to a close following the discovery of a body.
Police say a body of a man was located in the water.
Mr Green, a resident of Ivory Close, Faversham, had taken up swimming by the nature reserve about a week ago.
Speaking to KentOnline, his family said they did not know him to be much of a swimmer.
Prior to jumping into the water, he was said to be in jovial spirits when he spoke with two walkers.
The alarm was then raised shortly after 4pm yesterday after Mr Green's belongings - including his mobile phone - were found at the remote location on the edge of Oare Marshes.
Access to the nature reserve via Church Road has been blocked off throughout the day as part of the police search.
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the coroner.
The identity of the body has not yet been confirmed. Mr Green's family have been notified of the discovery.