A BODY, believed to be that of missing 89-year-old Peter Carver, has been pulled from the River Tone.

Search teams discovered the body at around 4.30pm yesterday (February 12) in the Bathpool area after being alerted by workmen.

Police say formal identification is yet to take place.

Mr Carver was reported missing on January 18 and CCTV footage later showed a man matching his description wading into the river.

Rescuers have been searching for him since.