A body has been found in an area of marsh land by the river Eden, just north of Carlisle.
The police have not yet formally identified the body, but it is thought to be that of missing fisherman Robert Heaton.
Mr Heaton went missing last November, and despite a widescale search, no trace was found of him apart from a fishing rod and a hat on the riverbank.
His family are being comforted by police officers.
A fresh appeal has been made to anyone who has any information regarding the disappearance of Robert Heaton from Carlisle.
Mr Heaton, 41, from Belah Road, Carlisle, went missing a week ago on Friday 16th November, after he left his home around 12:45pm.
Police were called to the River Eden, near Etterby Scaur, where a fishing rod and a baseball cap, believed to belong to Robert where located on November 17th.
His family later confirmed that the cap was Robert’s.
An extensive search of the area surrounding Robert’s property was carried out, but with nothing was found.