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A body has been found in the hunt for a missing man who went missing during Storm Angus.
Russell Sherwood, 69, from Cilfrew in Neath, went missing while travelling to collect his wife from Ewenny, Bridgend, early on Sunday morning.
Due to the treacherous weather conditions and flooding along the route he would have travelled, it was believed his vehicle had entered the River Ogmore.
A silver Ford Focus thought to belong to Mr Sherwood was found in the River Ogmore on Tuesday.
Police divers entered the river when the search for Mr Sherwood resumed at first light this morning.
A recovery operation is underway and South Wales Police say enquiries to identify the body will follow in due course.
Mr Sherwood’s family have been informed of the discovery and are being updated and supported by specially trained officers.
A car believed to belong to a pensioner who disappeared during Storm Angus is expected to be pulled from a swollen river later, as parts of the country remain on flood alert.
69-year-old Russell Sherwood went missing after leaving his home in Neath as the storm that claimed at least one life wrought widespread problems across the UK.
Yesterday evening teams searching the River Ogmore said they had discovered a car believed to be Mr Sherwood's silver Ford Focus lying upside-down in the water.
However officers were unable to search the vehicle because of the "treacherous" conditions, a South Wales Police spokesman said.
The recovery operation is due to begin at first light this morning after police remained at the scene overnight.
Police searching the River Ogmore have found a car they believe belongs to missing Neath man Russell Sherwood.
Police in south Wales, searching for a 69-year-old man missing since Sunday, have recovered a bumper bearing the registration of his vehicle.
The search for Russell Sherwood resumed at first light this morning, after adverse weather conditions meant officers had to stand down yesterday afternoon.
Officers are focusing their attentions on the River Ogmore, and specifically the area near the dipping bridge.
South Wales Police has stood down the search for missing Neath man Russell Sherwood due to faded light and treacherous weather conditions.
Officers will resume the search tomorrow once safe to do so.
The police are still appealing to the public for any information to locate Mr Sherwood who became missing after he set off on a car journey on the morning of Sunday, 20 November, 2016.
Mr Sherwood, who is 69, from Cilfrew, set off from home in his silver Ford Focus with registration beginning ‘CP66’ at approximately 6.15am on Sunday, and was headed to an address in Ewenny, Bridgend.
He failed to arrive at the address.
Officers believe he reached Stormy Down, Bridgend, in his vehicle and are appealing to anybody who may have information.
Anybody who has information should call 101.
South Wales Police are searching the River Ogmore in Neath.
The search follows an appeal for information about Russell Sherwood, 69, from Cilfrew, who is missing.
Mr. Sherwood left his home in his silver Ford Focus with registration beginning ‘CP66’ at approximately 6.15am on Sunday morning, and was heading to an address in Ewenny, Bridgend.
He failed to arrive there.
Anyone with information should call 101.
South Wales Police are appealing for information to locate a man who is missing after he setting off on a car journey on Sunday morning.
Russell Sherwood, who is 69, from Cilfrew, Neath, left his home in his silver Ford Focus with registration beginning ‘CP66’ at approximately 6.15am, and was heading to an address in Ewenny, Bridgend.
He failed to arrive at the address and a search has been launched by police to find him.
Officers believe he reached Stormy Down, Bridgend, in his vehicle and are appealing to anybody who may have information to make contact.
Anybody who has information is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101