Body found in search for missing Oliwier from Gainsborough

A body has been found in the search for a missing 15-year-old boy from Gainsborough.

Oliwier was seen near the riverbank at the Flood Road bridge late in the evening on Monday, 22 May.

Lincolnshire Police had been conducting searches of the River Trent and surrounding areas, which they were treating as a rescue mission after viewing CCTV which showed someone entering the water.

A police spokesperson said: “We are saddened to report that this afternoon, we have recovered a body around 300m from the Flood Road bridge.

“Officers remain on scene as we start the difficult process of removing the body.”

Police have not yet formally identified the body so “are unable to confirm that it is Oliwier at this time”, but they said that his family have been informed.

The spokesperson added that the death is “currently being treated as unexplained”.

Police have launched a search of the River Trent for a missing 15-year-old boy who was last spotted near the riverbank.

Oliwier, was last seen on Monday evening in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, and investigating officers are calling on the public to help in the search.

In a statement, Lincolnshire Police warned the banks of the river are “extremely dangerous”, as the search for the teenager continues.

Oliwier was last seen close to the banks of the River Trent

Oliwier was last seen close to the banks of the River Trent ( Image: Derby Telegraph/Simon Deacon)

Underwater search teams have been called in to scour the river for the schoolboy who was named locally as Oliwier Kaczmarowski and was last seen wearing a black shirt with grey trousers with white squares and grey shoes.

Members of the public have launched search parties to look for the teenager since he disappeared on Monday.

In a statement Lincolnshire Police said: “Our specially-trained officers are continuing to search for missing Oliwier, including underwater search teams and officers searching the banks and location around the River Trent.

“We are also making use of the police drone, while carrying out other enquiries.

“We have dedicated a large number of officers to finding him, and the local area searches are just some of the enquiries we are carrying out while we try to determine where he is. There will continue to be a policing presence in Gainsborough overnight.

“We remain hopeful he will be found safe and well, and we would continue to encourage anyone who may see Oliwier, or have information about his whereabouts, to contact us.

“There has been huge support from the local community in sharing our appeals, which we want to thank them for. This has included search parties organised by local residents, who have been walking along the footpaths on the river banks.

“However, the banks of the Trent are very dangerous, so we would caution people to stick to footpaths, and not put themselves at risk by getting too close to the river as this could detract from our efforts if we have to break off our search to ensure the safety of others.

“We would ask you do not search that area when it gets dark.”

Police have also urged anyone with dash cam footage who was near the Bridge Street and Trent Bridge area between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Monday to get in touch.

Concerned locals have printed out posters for the missing teenager as they also attempt to search for him.