Body found during search for New Zealander missing in Bristol, UK


New Zealander Joseph Day.

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New Zealander Joseph Day.

Police have found a body while searching for a New Zealander missing in Bristol, UK.

The body was located and recovered in the early hours of May 3 (UK time) in Avon Gorge, Avon and Somerset Police said.

“While formal identification has not yet taken place, we have updated the family of missing 31-year-old Joseph Day,” police said.

“Our hearts go out to them and we thank them for their patience while enquiries into the circumstances of death continue.

* English police searching for New Zealander missing in Bristol

“We’d ask the public to avoid speculation and respect the privacy of Joseph’s family at this time.”

Day, a former TVNZ camera operator, was last heard from at 8.45pm on Saturday (local time).

Earlier, Day’s fiancée Kelsey Mulcahy said his disappearance was “extremely out of character”, in a post on social media.