Dyfed-Powys Police have issued a tragic update in the search for missing Alan Hurley.
The 71-year-old from Cardigan was reported missing, and his Grand Cherokee Jeep was found in Aberporth car park.
The force say they had reason to believe it had been parked there for some days.
Police had said that they had received “possible sightings”, as well as CCTV footage of a person who fits the description of the missing man in the early hours of 20 June.
And this afternoon, the force announced they had found a body in the search for the missing pensioner.
The heartbreaking discovery was made on Tywyn beach, over 40 miles from Aberporth.
A spokesperson from Dyfed-Powys said their thoughts remained with the family of the missing man.
“Dyfed-Powys Police can confirm that the body of a male has been found on the beach in Tywyn during the search for Mr Alan Hurley, who had been reported missing,” the spokesperson said.
“Formal identification has not yet taken place, however Mr Hurley’s family have been informed of this development.
“Our thoughts remain with the family at this time.”