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Police have found a body in the search for the missing author and friend of celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
Nick Fisher was 63 years old.
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Nick Fisher, who appeared alongside the TV chef on his Channel 4 show and its spin-off River Cottage: Gone Fishing, had last been seen in his home village of Hooke in west Dorset on Tuesday.
Mr. Fisher had driven off in a silver Nissan Navara truck with the registration number YE71 DFA with his brown and white springer spaniel dog beside him and was reportedly then seen at 5 pm buying a cup of tea at a hotel near Dorchester.
Earlier today Mr. Fearnley-Whittingstallhad issued a desperate appeal to track down his ‘very dearest friend’, writing on a Twitter post: ‘It’s so unlike Nick to do this and of course, we are very worried for his safety.’
But Dorset Police later revealed that a body, believed to be that of Mr. Fisher, has been found in Dorchester. Death is not being treated as suspicious.
The force said in a statement: ‘Officers carrying out inquiries to locate a missing man from West Dorset have very sadly located a body.
‘While formal identification has not yet taken place, the body is believed to be that of Nick Fisher and his family has been informed. The death is not being treated as suspicious and HM Coroner has been notified.
‘Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Nick at this extremely difficult time.
‘We would like to thank everyone who assisted with the searches, as well as the public for their help in providing information.’
Earlier today Mr. Fearnley-Whittingstall appealed for information on Twitter and said he was concerned for his ‘dearest friend’.
The River Cottage celebrity chef also revealed that Mr. Fisher may have been seen at 5 pm on Tuesday buying a cup of tea at a hotel near Dorchester, 25 miles away from his home in Hooke.
In a post, he wrote: ‘I never thought I would be using social media for this, but my very dearest friend Nick Fisher, who some of you will know from his journalism and telly work, has gone missing.
‘He left his home in the village of Hooke near Bridport in his silver Nissan Navara YE71 DFA pickup on Tuesday afternoon, with his brown and white spaniel. The car was seen just half an hour later on a police camera near Dorchester.
‘It seems Nick might have bought a cup of tea in a hotel near there, but he didn’t stay there and he hasn’t been seen since. It’s so unlike Nick to do this and of course, we are very worried for his safety.
‘We are desperate to find him and if you have seen anything at all that could help us please call 101 and quote the case number 15:644. I’m also posting the appeal from the local news website with a picture of Nick.’
The tweet was also shared by food writer and son of the Queen Consort, Tom Parker Bowles, Jonathan Ross, and Piers Morgan.
Presenter Mr. Morgan wrote in his post: ‘Please read this thread & inform the police immediately if you have any information about Nick’s whereabouts. He’s a great guy, and his family is very worried.’
Joanna Swainson, the co-founder of the literary agency that represents Mr. Fisher, said that his disappearance is ‘so worrying’.
Sharing an appeal, she wrote on Twitter: ‘Nick Fisher is an author I represent. He’s super talented and an all-around amazing man. He has been missing for two days. So worrying. Please share.’
Mr. Fearnley-Whittingstall, who lives in west Dorset, was a big fan of Mr. Fisher’s 1990s Channel 4 show Screaming Reels and the two became friends.
Mr. Fisher appeared on River Cottage after it first aired in 1999 and in 2007 they co-authored the book ‘The River Cottage Fish Book’ based on the show.