Police searching for missing Gosport man find body in Portchester

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An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth.  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier.  The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

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A body has been found in the search for a missing Gosport man.

Police searching for 69-year-old Michael Davis said they have found a body on the shoreline at Wicor Mill Lane in Portchester this afternoon.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and formal identification has yet to take place.

The family of Mr Davis has been informed of the discovery.

Mr Davis had left home in Godwit Close at around 10.30pm on Thursday and had not been seen again.

It is thought he walked from his house to the jetty at Hardway Sailing Club, in Priory Road, Gosport.

Police had been carrying out a search of the area.

This included a search of the water around the harbour with the assistance of the Marine Unit, the Air Support Unit and the Coastguard.