County News: Body found in pond during search for missing Sussex man

Police at the scene at Blatchington Pond Seaford. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-160131-133153001
Police at the scene at Blatchington Pond Seaford. Photo by Dan Jessup. SUS-160131-133153001
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A body recovered from a Sussex pond by emergency services is thought to be a missing 95-year-old man.

The man was reported missing at around 10.45am this morning (January 31).

Officers searched the area nearby and discovered a body in Blatchington Pond in Sutton Drove, Seaford.

The body was recovered from the water with the assistance of East Sussex Fire and Rescue at around midday.

He has been initially confirmed to be the missing man.

Police say they are still investigating but say they are not treating the incident as suspicious.

The man’s family are being informed.

Photo by Dan Jessup.

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