Wiltshire Police has confirmed that the body of a man has been found in the River Ray at the rear of Moulden Hill Lake.
Formal identification has not yet been completed but the family of John Shailes who was reported as missing from Swindon have been informed of this development.
The 27-year-old from Swindon was out with friends and had been drinking at the Tawny Owl Pub,Taw Hill.
The group then went to Moulden Hill Lake and he was last seen in the area at approximately 8.00pm.
We are investigating the circumstances of the death and are still appealing for information from anyone who saw John yesterday evening.
More top news
A chip shop in Cullompton has created a special Christmas Dinner - completely deep fried in batter. But how does it taste?
A animal carer from Swindon has a new guest at home this Christmas - a tiny fawn that she rescued after it was hit by a car.
A family who spent a fortune putting up charity Christmas lights outside their home are devastated after vandals damaged the display.