Fans pay respect this weekend with the body of a missing man who attended a League One match last month reportedly found.
21-year-old Nathan Fleetwood from Shrewsbury who went missing after attending his local team’s game with Lincoln City has been found, according to friends, after efforts have been stepped up to track him down.
He went missing hours after he went to Shrewsbury Town’s League One match against Lincoln City at Montgomery Waters Meadow on Saturday the 26th of March.
He was last seen in the early hours of Sunday morning, having left Alberts Loft Bar at around 2:30am and being spotted at Kingslands Bridge around an hour later.
His family issued a timeline of his whereabouts to help people retrace their steps and get closer to locating Nathan, while Lincoln fans have also been invited to join the search.
It is claimed that two men were seen around Nathan while he was lying on the floor, and they are said to have told passers-by they were helping him get into a taxi before picking him up onto his feet.
West Mercia Search & Rescue confirmed three weeks after his last sighting that specialist kayak search teams were returning to Shrewsbury to search a river for “a high risk missing person” believed to be Nathan.
The community had been handing out posters and spreading the message across Shrewsbury.
Nathan was described as having short blonde hair, and was last seen wearing black jeans, a white T-shirt, black hooded jumper and white Nike trainers.
However on Good Friday afternoon, friends posted on the social media page set up to find the Shrewsbury man that a sad discovery was made at the Greyfriars footbridge in Coleham.
The post on the Facebook group announcing the news said: “It’s with a heavy heart that we have to break the news that Nathan has sadly been found in the river under the Greyfriars Bridge earlier this afternoon.
“We just wanted to take this time to thank every single person from the first 24 hours up until today… The progress we made as you all know is out of this world and it wasn’t for no reason at all.
“If this has taught you anything it is that we can all pull together as a community plus everyone outside of that circle and help when a family or anyone is in need and that the world can be a kind and better place.
“Please don’t ever take your loved ones for granted, you don’t know what is ever round the corner.
“Nathan I just want you to know from the bottom of my heart, we all love you so much and did everything we possibly could to get you home safe.”
West Mercia Police has not yet confirmed the news. The authorities have been contacted say Shropshire Star.
As mentioned, fans and social media users pay respect with the body of missing man Nathan Fleetwood, who attended a League One match last month, is found…
@Chaz_Miller: Ah, how terribly sad. I know some of his friends who had been out again and again to look for him. Sleep well, Nathan. I’m so sorry this happened 💜
@theshrew88: RIP 💙🧡
@shrewsrachael: So sorry hear this R,I.P Nathan thoughts are with he’s family and friends at this sad time
@Emma22096935: So sad RIP Nathan🕊💙
@svenncfc: Devastating news!! RIP 💔💔
@Northern_Shrew: So sad to hear this… RIP Nathan and thoughts with his family
@LeoGardner19: Poor Soul. RIP
@SamanthaWwfc: R.i.p Nathan, such sad news!! My thoughts go out to your family and close friends 🙏❤️
@Clarke_MUFC: Absolutely devastating! Friends with my lad and played football for me, so quick and can still see him running down that wing 😞 lovely lad, always stopped to say ‘hello’ RIP mate gone far far to soon. Thoughts with his family, you raised a gooden in Nathan ❤️❤️
@Salop1977: Hopefully @shrewsweb we can come up with some sort of tribute for Nathan Fleetwood on Monday, sad times. 💙🧡 #Salop
@loganstfc: RIP mate, horrible news 😔 Have so many memories with you that i’ll never forget. Fly high brother 💙🕊
@HaughmondFC: Everyone at Haughmond FC are devastated to hear the news about Nathan Fleetwood. RIP Nath, you were loved by many associated with the club 💙🕊