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Body found in Avon is missing student James Bubear

Police have confirmed that a body found in the River Avon in Bath is that of missing student James Bubear from Llandridnod Wells.

Avon and Somerset police have confirmed that a body pulled from the River Avon on Monday is that of missing student James Bubear

The 19-year-old university student went missing after a night out with friends on 13 March. A body was discovered in the River Avon on Monday.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police said that following a post-mortem examination today the body had been confirmed as that of the missing teenager.

Officers say his death is not suspicious. It is presumed that James drowned, although the exact cause of death has not yet been established.

In a statement via police James’s  mother Vanda thanked people for their help in searching for her son:

“We would like to thank James’s fellow students and the people of Bath for taking him as one of their own, and for the support they have given us in these last few difficult weeks.

“I would also like to thank them for their perseverance in trying to find James. Nothing seemed like it was too much trouble, and for that I am indebted to them.

“I am also grateful to the police for they way they have conducted this investigation, and the time they have spent trying to find James. We have been kept informed of all developments and have been treated with genuine care.

“I now ask, at this very difficult time, that the family are given privacy to grieve for James.

“Thank you again.”

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