A body has been found following a search for a missing 21-year-old in Essex, local police have said.
Although the body has not been formally identified, Essex Police have contacted the 21-year-old’s family, a statement read.
Emergency services involved in the search for a man who was last seen in the water close to #Clacton Pier have this AM located a body of a man in #Jaywick.
Formal ID has not yet taken place.
We're liaising with international partners to contact the family of the 21-year-old. pic.twitter.com/zSla3EQTR7
— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) July 23, 2022
A search began on July 19, following reports of an incident near to Clacton Pier.
At the time, Essex Police said five people were brought to shore after struggling in the water. One man, however, was not found and was classed as a missing person.
... As the appropriate authority, we are attempting to make contact with the family of the 21-year-old man who, at this stage, is being treated as a missing person.
— Essex Police (@EssexPoliceUK) July 20, 2022