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Body pulled from River Kennet thought to be missing Bracknell man

Published: 3 Sep 2013 15:06

A BODY pulled from the River Kennet in Reading yesterday is believed to be that of a man who disappeared after walking out of the Royal Berkshire Hospital on Friday.

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Alistair McDonald, 46, from Bracknell, was last seen at 11.30pm leaving the hospital, where he was receiving medical treatment.

Police were called to a stretch of the river near Sidmouth Street at 4.12pm by a member of the public, and the area was coned off while a specialist search and rescue team pulled the body out of the water.

Formal identification is yet to take place, but Mr McDonald’s family have been informed.

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