Body found in search for ‘lovely’ missing man, 31, after car plunges into river

A body has been found in the search for a man who went missing when a car plunged into a river.

Tributes are pouring in for David Letham, 31, after police pulled a vehicle from the water near Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, in Scotland.

Formal identification has yet to take place but David’s family has been informed, police said.

Heartbroken friends took to social media in their droves to pay tribute to David on social media.

They hailed him as a “lovely person inside and out” who was “gone too soon”.

One wrote: “So sad. A lovely guy.”

Another added: “Poor David. Such a lovely person inside and out.

“My heart’s breaking for you and your family.”

A third commented: “RIP Letham, you were some boy. Such heartbreaking news.”

Another posted: “Another friend gone too soon. He was a great guy.”

David was last seen at around 3.30am on Tuesday morning in Paisley as police launched an extensive search for him.

Officers confirmed to the Daily Record that his disappearance at the time was also linked to a major incident in Bridge of Weir when a car plunged into the River Gryfe.

Fire crews, paramedics and a police dog unit were called to water near Hattrick Farm, Bridge of Weir, at 10.22am today.

The death is not being treated as suspicious but enquiries are currently ongoing to establish the circumstances of his death.

A statement from Police Scotland read: “Police Scotland can confirm that around 2.40pm on February, 23 February, the body of a man was recovered in woods near Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire.

“Although formal identification has still to take place, the family of David Letham, reported missing earlier today, has been informed.

“Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of what happened but the death is not believed to be suspicious.

“As with all sudden deaths, a report will be sent to the Procurator Fiscal.”