Body found in search for missing North Yorkshire man
A body believed to be missing man Colin Leggat has sadly been discovered, police said this afternoon (Monday).
The 75-year-old, from Thornton Le Street, was last seen at his home address on Thursday (3 March).
He had been reported missing and extensive specialist police resources including a police drone, the police helicopter, search dogs and a police underwater search unit had been deployed in the search for him.
Volunteer mountain rescue teams had also joined the search.
Sadly, a body was found in a beck near to his home address at approximately 11.20 am on Monday 7 March. There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the man’s death.
The body is yet to be formally identified but police have informed the family of Mr Leggat and a report will be submitted to the coroner.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Thank you to everyone, including the media, who took the time to share our appeal.
“Our thoughts are with Mr Leggat’s family at this very sad time.”