Shropshire

Body found in search for Bridgnorth swimmer

Search teams in the River Severn
Police underwater search teams had been searching for Damian Southall since Thursday evening

A man's body has been found in the River Severn in Shropshire during the search for a missing swimmer.

Damian Southall, 20, from Wombourne, Staffordshire, was last seen swimming near the old Rowing Club in Bridgnorth at about 17:30 BST on Thursday.

The body was discovered by a police diving team, close to the spot where the swimmer was last seen, at about 13:30.

Police said Mr Southall's family had been informed.

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