Body found off New Brighton in search for missing boy

Police have confirmed that a body was found by the Coastguard off New Brighton on Monday, 8 July.

Although the body has not yet been formally identified, officers remain in contact with the family of Daniel Halliday, 14, who went missing at Crosby beach on Sunday, 30 June.

Emergency services received a report of a concern for safety at 7pm on Sunday, 30 June. A search was carried out by HM Coastguard but teenager Daniel Halliday was not located.

His family are being supported by specially trained Merseyside Police officers and in a statement have asked for privacy at this difficult time.

In a statement issued after Daniel went missing, they said, “Our worst fear is that this tragic accident has taken our lovely boy from us. Daniel was jumping waves with his big brother who tried to save him but the current was too strong.

“Daniel is a loving son, brother, cousin, nephew, and grandson.

“The family are all devastated, and we hope that we will be allowed our privacy at this time. Thank you.”

Image: Daniel Halliday/Family handout

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