Somerset

Yachtsman David Moore: Body found near Welsh village

David Moore Image copyright Avon and Somerset Police
Image caption David Moore's boat was seen leaving Watchet Marina on 1 June and found two days later near Berrow beach

Police searching for a missing yachtsman whose boat washed up in Somerset say a body has been found.

An appeal to find David Moore, 43, of Avonmouth, Bristol, was launched after his boat the Egoist was spotted apparently abandoned near Berrow beach.

The body was discovered near the Welsh village of Ogmore-by-Sea on 16 June, Avon and Somerset Police said.

A force spokesman said the body had not yet been formally identified but Mr Moore's family had been informed.

Police said it had taken some time to contact Mr Moore's family, as they do not live in the UK.

Image copyright Burnham-on-Sea.com

Witnesses saw the Egoist yacht leaving Watchet Marina on 1 June and it was found two days later near Berrow beach.

Lifeboats had been launched from Burnham-on-Sea to investigate reports of the grounded yacht but crews found no-one on board.

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