POLICE have confirmed the body of a 25-year-old man has been found, after he went missing on Sunday.

He has been named as Juris Apalko, from Latvia.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesman said an extensive multi-agency search was launched after Mr Apalko was reported missing in the Cleddau river.

He was last seen in the water near Neyland marina on Sunday afternoon.

“Sadly, the search has come to an end with the discovery of a body near this location," said a police spokesman.

“We can confirm the man we were concerned for was 25-year-old Juris Apalko, from Latvia.

"Formal identification has not yet taken place, but Mr Apalko’s family has been informed of the development in the search.

“Our thoughts are with them at this sad time, and support is being offered through a family liaison officer.”

At around 3.45pm on Sunday (July 29), HM Coastguard was called, and a multi-agency search and rescue mission began.

The search and rescue helicopter from St Athan joined Angle lifeboat, Dyfed-Powys Police, Mid and West Wales Fire Service and other local resources in a bid to find Mr Apalko.

At first light on Monday, Angle RNLI's Tamar class all-weather lifeboat Mark Mason was launched to help.

The lifeboat made an extensive search of the Waterway from Neyland up river past Lawrenny, Llangwm and Hook to the junction of the Eastern and Western Cleddau.

This morning, the search for Mr Apalko was scaled back, before recommencing a few hours later.

It is thought Mr Apalko got into difficulty while swimming with friends.