Major update in search for missing Oliwier as police searching for boy, 15, find body in Gainsborough river


POLICE searching for a 15-year-old boy who vanished near the River Trent have tragically found a body.

Oliwier disappeared in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, on Monday night.


Oliwier hadn’t been seen since Monday

Lincolnshire Police today confirmed a body had been found around 300m from where he was last seen at The Flood Road bridge.

The body has not yet been identified but Oliwier’s parents have been informed of the sad development.

A spokesperson said: “Procedures to identify the body are on-going.

“Oliwier’s family have been informed of developments and our thoughts are with them at this most difficult of times. We ask that their privacy is respected.

“We are currently treating the death as unexplained, and we are liaising with the coroner.”

A huge search for launched for the teen after he disappeared near the water.

Police used a special sonar boat to help with the hunt with divers also drafted in.

The force confirmed yesterday they believed it was likely Oliwier had entered the river.

Their conclusion came after officers viewed CCTV that showed someone going into the water near the riverbank on Monday night at the same time and location the teen vanished.

Police also said the river banks are extremely “dangerous” and urged anyone helping to take caution.

Oliwier was last seen near the Flood Road Bridge in Gainsborough


Oliwier was last seen near the Flood Road Bridge in GainsboroughCredit: Getty

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