Mark Bushnell search: Body formally identified as teacher
- 25 March 2014
- From the section Tees
A body found washed up on a County Durham beach has been confirmed as that of a missing teacher.
Mark Bushnell, 50, deputy head at Durham School, left his home in Durham City on 9 March and his car was later found at a cliff-top car park.
His body was found at Blackhall Rocks, near Peterlee at 07:00 GMT on Saturday.
Durham Police said there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and the coroner had been informed.
Det Ch Insp Andy Huddleston, said: "Our thoughts are with Mark's family at this extremely difficult time.
"Mark's wife, Joanna would like to thank all involved in the search for Mark for their efforts."