two are killed in river tragedies
Family heartbroken after pensioner’s death Investigation as body found in river:
A MISSING man’s body has been found in the River Nene two days after he disappeared.
Cambridgeshire Police had been searching for pensioner Barry Monk (65) since Thursday morning.
His emotional daughter Emily Barber telephoned The ET on Saturday morning to call off the appeal for help after learning her father’s body had been tragically found in the River Nene.
Mr Monk lived alone in the sheltered accommodation, and originally moved to Peterborough in the 1970s. He had four grandchildren and two children – Emily (41) and Margaret Morley (43).
Mr Monk had been reported missing after he missed a health meeting on Thursday.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “Officers searching for a missing man found a body in the River Nene in the Fengate area at 3pm on Friday.
“The body was recovered and later confirmed to be Barry Monk, who had been reported missing on Thursday.
“His next of kin have been informed and the file has been passed on to the coroner.”
A police spokeswoman confirmed on Sunday that the death is not being treated as suspicious.
Mr Monk was last seen at his sheltered accommodation home in Sutton Court, Skaters Way, Werrington, at 10.10am on Thursday.
Police and family members expressed concern for his safety after it was found he had his bus travel card, but no money or bank cards.
With temperatures plummeting officers frantically checked CCTV, spoke to bus drivers and even police forces in other areas of the country in an effort to find the missing pensioner.
If you knew Mr Monk and would like to contribute to a tribute piece, call The ET’S Matt Reville on 01733 588720 or send an email to news@peterboroughtoday. co.uk.
MISSING: The body of missing grandfather Barry Monk, right, was discovered in the River Nene at Fengate – in a separate incident another man’s body was found in the river near March over the weekend.