River Wear Body Is Missing Washington Man

5 November 2013, 13:14 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

A body found in the River Wear in Sunderland is that of missing 23 year old Dan Moir from Washington.

UPDATED: 5th November 2013

The body was found by a fisherman on Saturday morning (2nd November) in the Panns Bank area.

Daniel's family have said the following:
"We want to thank our family, friends and neighbours for their love and support. We also wish to thank Northumbria Police for their commitment and efforts in trying to find Daniel and the help and support of police officers.

Please respect our privacy now as we deal with our loss."


Updated Friday 25th October 2013

Daniel, who's from the Fatfield area, was last seen at 8:30pm on Tuesday, October 22nd, when he left his home address to go for a walk.

He didn't return and his family and police are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare.

Daniel is around 5ft 5ins tall and of slim to medium build.

He has medium length brown curly hair and was last seen wearing a black hooded top with a bright green 'Monster' logo on it, dark jeans, a black Tshirt with rubik's cubes on it and black skater trainers with bright green laces.

Family Statement

A statement on behalf of the family says:
"Daniel you are not in trouble with anyone. Nothing that has happened is a problem. Please come home or ask for help. All of your family and friends miss you and want you home, especially Oscar our dog.

Please pick up the phone and ring home, friends, or the police and let them know you are safe." 

Sunderland Superintendent Alan Veitch said:
"It is not like Daniel to go missing like this, he hasn't before, and his family are becoming increasingly worried about him.

Officers are speaking to people who know Daniel and following up a number of lines of enquiry in order to find him.

I'd appeal directly to Daniel to get in touch with his family and let them know he is ok, or to come home.

If anyone knows where he is or thinks they might have seen Daniel then I'd ask they contact police with any information straight away".

Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 as soon as possible.