A BODY found in the River Dearne in Barnsley is believed to be 52-year-old Gary Haines, last seen alive in December.
The body was found in a stretch of river in Lundwood at 1.30pm on Sunday.
He had not been formally identified yesterday but police had made relatives aware of the discovery.
A post mortem examination is to be carried out to establish the cause of death.
Mr Haines lived in the Holden House supported accommodation complex in Barnsley.