Missing man’s body found

Keith Smith
Keith Smith

THE body of a missing man was recovered from Morecambe Bay.

Police confirmed the body was that of Keith Smith, 64, of Challan Hall Mews, Silverdale, who was last seen at the Wheatsheaf pub in Beetham at about 2.15pm on Tuesday, March 13.

Mr Smith’s black VW Polo car was found abandoned in a car park on Shore Road, Carnforth, on Friday, March 16. Police launched a missing persons search the same day, involving the Bay Search and Rescue team and Bowland and Pennine Mountain Rescue.

At 7am on Saturday, March 17, the Morecambe RNLI hovercraft was called out after a body was found in Keer Channel, near Morecambe Lodge.

An inquest is set to be opened later this week.