Body is found on beach of missing photographer well known for his pictures of waves crashing into the shore
- Emergency services were called to Borth beach in Wales before 9.30am today
- Formal identification has not taken place but his next of kin has been informed
- Mr Morris is a freelance photographer known for stunning shots of big waves
Police searching for missing photographer Keith Morris, 61, (pictured) have found a body in the water at a beach near Aberystwyth
Police searching for missing photographer Keith Morris have found a body in the water at a beach near Aberystwyth.
Emergency services were called to Borth beach just before 9.30am today.
A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: ‘Formal identification has not yet taken place, however next of kin is aware of the development.’
Mr Morris, 61, was a freelance photographer known for taking stunning shots of huge waves crashing into the shore all along the Welsh coastline.
Officers were searching for Mr Morris who was reported missing on Friday.
A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed they received a call from the Coastguard at 9.25am.
They sent two ambulances to the incident near the golf club at Borth and said no one was conveyed to hospital.
A spokeswoman for the Coastguard said rescue teams and RNLI crews from Aberystwyth, Borth and New Quay attended.
Waves crash against the the promenade in Aberystwyth. The photographer was well known for taking photographs of huge waves, including this one, as they crashed onto the shore
The freelance photographer was known for capturing dramatic shots like this one of Cardigan Bay on the coast of West Wales
She added: ‘The Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Caernarfon was also involved.’
Mr Morris was last seen and spoken to at around lunchtime on Thursday, October 3.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dyfed-Powys Police online or by email.
The Welsh Assembly’s presiding officer Elin Jones said his family were in her thoughts ‘at the most painful time’.
The freelance press and wedding photographer is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes including BBC Radio Cymru.
Mr Morris braved the wet weather to take this shot of a blustery day in Aberystwyth
The freelance press and wedding photographer, who took this image of Aberystwyth promenade in March this year, is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes
Mr Morris also took this image of new sea defences protecting houses in the low-lying seaside village of Borth, Ceredigion, in west Wales