The body of a firefighter who went missing at some stage in a work evening out has been chanced on, Sussex Police be pleased acknowledged.
Land and water searches with boats, canines and drones took build to search out London fireman Anthony Knott, 33, who was once final considered in Lewes on 20 December.
Police acknowledged a member of the public alerted the flexibility on Friday that a body had been chanced on at Denton Island, in Newhaven harbour.
Det Insp Mark Rosser acknowledged officers believed it to be that of Mr Knott.
He thanked volunteers who turned out to assist with the quest.
“Our options are with the family and mates of Anthony at this sophisticated time,” he acknowledged.
Family, mates and though-provoking contributors of the public had helped to poke attempting various areas at some stage in Lewes when Mr Knott didn’t return dwelling.
Sussex Police and London Fireplace Brigade joined forces to poke attempting Pells Pool in Lewes and the Pellbrook Nick waterway.
Emergency teams also applied searches of the nearby River Ouse.
Mr Knott, of Orpington, London, had left his mates at the The Lamb pub in Fisher Aspect road, for unknown causes, at some stage in his evening out with colleagues.
He had been attributable to return dwelling in the early hours the next day.
After he disappeared, his partner Lucy Otto wrote on Facebook that he had been in a blissful mood, had cherished his job and cherished his family and had simply been on a Christmas evening out.
For the explanation that news emerged a body had been chanced on, people were posting condolences on social media.
One lady wrote: “I hope it be a minute comfort that Anthony has been chanced on. I’m so sorry it be no longer the tip end result all people hoped for. RIP Anthony.”
On Twitter, London Fireplace Brigade Commissioner Andy Roe wrote: “I’m saddened to hear the news about firefighter Anthony Knott. All our options live along with his family, mates and colleagues.”