A body has been found in the search for missing firefighter Anthony Knott.

The 33-year-old disappeared on December 20 while on a night out with friends in Lewes in Sussex.

Police recovered a body from the River Ouse at Denton Island in Newhaven on Friday morning.

The father-of-four lived in Orpington in Greater London and worked for the London Fire Service.

Emergency services searched extensively for more than 10 days to find him, but the search was called off on December 31.

Extensive searches were carried out along the River Ouse. Credit: ITV News Meridian

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Anthony at this difficult time. We too are saddened by this update and would ask the public and media to respect the families’ privacy at this time.

Detective Inspector Mark Rosser, Sussex Police
Search teams worked tirelessly to find Anthony Knott after he disappeared. Credit: ITV News Meridian

It is with a heavy heart I am writing this on behalf of Lucy, Jared, Arrann, Anthony’s parents & myself.

Leonie Marsh Williams