Tributes were paid to the missing man, Thomas Cook, after a body was found in the Mersey River.

Mr. Cook had been missing since Monday, October 7, and reportedly last seen in the Elton area of ​​Cheshire, as a result of information about a man stuck in the mud.

Cheshire police and the Merseyside police have launched a massive search to find the 76-year-old man with dementia.

But the search ended Friday after a body was discovered in the Mersey River near Otterspool.

The Merseyside police confirmed yesterday (October 11th) that the body had unfortunately been identified as Mr. Cook.

Since the discovery, hundreds of people have paid tribute to social media to Mr. Cook, Kensington, and his family.

Frank Gardner said: "When a very close person disappears for a long time, it's worrying, but now I think about his family and friends right now very sad."

Karen Murphy said, "This is such sad news, R. I. P, sorry for everyone and the emergency services."

Pamela Lloyd said: "It's more than sad that another person with dementia is losing their lives in horrible conditions."

Meg Jeffries said, "Very sad news that God bless you by thinking of his family and friends."

Emergency services were called on October 10 around 10 am on South Beechwood Road, near Otterspool, to announce that a human body had been seen in the water.

Officers from the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, Coast Guard and North West Ambulance Service were present, and the man was removed from the water and declared dead.

A spokesman for the Merseyside Police said: "We can confirm that the body found in the Mersey River at Otterspool on Thursday, October 10 is unfortunately that of the missing man, Thomas Cook.

Thomas, 76, disappeared from New Brighton on his way back to Kensington on Monday, October 7th.

"There is nothing to indicate that there is anything suspicious around his death and the case has now been referred to the coroner.

"The family has been informed."

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