Body retrieved from River Don identified as missing Rotherham man

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POLICE have confirmed that the man’s body pulled from the river Don this week was missing Rotherham man, Ernest Lancaster.

The 82-year-old’s family has issued a thank you to all of the agencies who helped with the investigation.

Mr Lancaster, of Brinsworth, was last seen at his home address on Alric Drive on April 7.

Detectives, firefighters and the RAF worked to recover his body on Tuesday after it became trapped among debris in fast-flowing water.