POLICE investigating the disappearance of Haydn Griffiths have confirmed that a body was found last night.

Haydn, who turned 24 on Friday, went missing while swimming in the River Mersey off New Brighton, at around 10.30pm on Tuesday, July 19.

It is believed that the Leigh & Lowton sailing club member had been attempting to reach the wind farms before the tide turned.

More than 150 volunteers had been helping Haydn's family scour the beaches and coastline in recent days.

After continuous searching, a man’s body was located in the River Mersey by the Coastguard close to the Pier Head shortly before 8pm on Sunday, July 24.

The body is yet to be formally identified and at this time, the death is being treated as unexplained.

A post mortem examination will take place to establish the cause.

Merseyside Police stated that Haydn's family have been informed and are being supported by officers.