The family of a man whose body was found in Hartlepool Marina have thanked the emergency service for their assistance.
Andrew Roy, 51, from Cornwall, disappeared last Thursday and was last seen on CCTV cameras around 11.15pm in an area near Portals Place.
Concerns were raised after Andrew - who had been working in the town - did not show up for work the next day.
He was reported as missing on Friday and Cleveland Police spent the weekend using divers from the Police Marine Unit to search the water.
Also involved in the operation was the RNLI, HM Coastguard and the fire service.
But sadly the body of Mr Roy was discovered in Hartlepool Marina.
Now his family have thanked the emergency services for their efforts following the tragic discovery.
In a statement issued on behalf of the family, they praised the search efforts and thanked the people of Hartlepool for their support.
“The family and friends of Mr Andrew Roy would like to thank the people of Hartlepool for their kind wishes and search for Andrew,” the statement said.
“Sadly this didn’t have the outcome that we all hope for.
“We would like give special thanks to Hartlepool police and diver’s at Hartlepool RNLI Coastguard, fire brigade and all the volunteers who took part.
“All your help and support has been greatly appreciated, thank you.”
Earlier this week Cleveland Police also extended their thanks to those involved in the search effort.
A spokesman for Cleveland Police said in a statement: “Following the sad discovery of a body in Hartlepool Marina, we would like to thank all those organisations who contributed to our search efforts over the past few days.
“These include Hartlepool RNLI, the Coastguard and Hartlepool Marina management.”