Body of man washed up in Southsea identified as missing man Aaron Fiveash

Bournemouth Echo: Body of man washed up in Southsea identified as missing man Aaron Fiveash Body of man washed up in Southsea identified as missing man Aaron Fiveash

THE body of a man washed up on a Hampshire beach has been identified as missing Aaron Fiveash.

The tragic news follows a month-long search for the 36-year-old man, who jumped naked out of his bedroom window on Sunday, January 5.

His mother Maureen had told the Echo he had been suffering panic attacks on the weekend he ran away and was in a distressed state.

His family had been clinging to the hope he was alive but Dorset Police has now confirmed that a man’s body that washed up on Southsea seafront last Wednesday was Aaron.

A statement from Dorset Police said: “It has now been confirmed that he was found dead on Wednesday, 29 January 2014 on Southsea Beach in Hampshire.

“Next of kin have been informed and the Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Coroner has been notified.”

Aaron’s disappearance from his home in Sunnylands Avenue, Southbourne, sparked a major land and sea search.

His mother, Maureen, made several heartfelt pleas for him to come home and his friends and colleagues at John Reid and Sons started a poster campaign to try and help find him.

His sister, Sophie, described Aaron as “quiet and shy”.

Aaron had worked in the accounts office at the Christchurch firm for 13 years and was a popular team member.

Simon Boyd, director for health and safety at John Reid and Sons, said: “We are all shocked and stunned to have been told the sad news that Aaron's body was found on Southsea beach.

“All 120 staff here have been hoping that Aaron would be found safe and well, indeed they had been actively looking for him on a daily basis and had started a poster campaign to help keep his profile on everyone's mind.

“Aaron had worked for us for near 13 years and during his time with us he always proved himself to be a loyal and committed member of the team.

“He was a quiet and unassuming person who worked diligently in an important accounts role.

“He was always keen to participate in company organised events and would readily help others if they required his assistance.

“Aaron will be sadly missed by his work colleagues.

“Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time.”

The charity Missing People also issued a poster to try and assist with the search.

 

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12:49pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Was-son says...

utterly shocked and saddened........ Rest in peace Aaron :( my thoughts are with his family at this sad, sad time.............. xx
utterly shocked and saddened........ Rest in peace Aaron :( my thoughts are with his family at this sad, sad time.............. xx Was-son

1:04pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Huey says...

Very very sad
Very very sad Huey

1:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

muscliffman says...

What a dreadful shame, we were all hoping for so much better news. Thoughts are with his friends and family, rest in peace Aaron.
What a dreadful shame, we were all hoping for so much better news. Thoughts are with his friends and family, rest in peace Aaron. muscliffman

1:08pm Tue 4 Feb 14

rozmister says...

How terrible, I was really hoping he was safe and well. My heart goes out to the family at this horrid time.
How terrible, I was really hoping he was safe and well. My heart goes out to the family at this horrid time. rozmister

1:20pm Tue 4 Feb 14

spooki says...

Awful, awful news. My thoughts to his family and friends x
Awful, awful news. My thoughts to his family and friends x spooki

1:33pm Tue 4 Feb 14

pete woodley says...

Very sad.Do we all not listen to those who have problems.
Very sad.Do we all not listen to those who have problems. pete woodley

1:35pm Tue 4 Feb 14

RM says...

Terrible news! So sad to hear it. RIP Aaron. Thinking of his family & friends.
Terrible news! So sad to hear it. RIP Aaron. Thinking of his family & friends. RM

1:35pm Tue 4 Feb 14

MrDMan says...

Terrible news.

Regardless of exactly what happened after he left his house, it's worth letting people know, who are upset, that there is always a way of making things better, and that there are always people who will listen.

It gets better.
Terrible news. Regardless of exactly what happened after he left his house, it's worth letting people know, who are upset, that there is always a way of making things better, and that there are always people who will listen. It gets better. MrDMan

2:05pm Tue 4 Feb 14

melaniecobbs says...

Why is there a funeral cortege advert in the middle of this piece? VERY DISRESPECTFUL!!
Why is there a funeral cortege advert in the middle of this piece? VERY DISRESPECTFUL!! melaniecobbs

2:07pm Tue 4 Feb 14

melaniecobbs says...

Removed now! Thoughts are with his family at this very sad time RIP
Removed now! Thoughts are with his family at this very sad time RIP melaniecobbs

3:30pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Andrew Isaac says...

Very sad. Was hoping for him to be found safe. Thoughts are with his family
Very sad. Was hoping for him to be found safe. Thoughts are with his family Andrew Isaac

3:42pm Tue 4 Feb 14

60plus says...

Rest in peace Aaron,really hoped he would be found safe and well.thoughts go out to his family and friends.
Rest in peace Aaron,really hoped he would be found safe and well.thoughts go out to his family and friends. 60plus

3:44pm Tue 4 Feb 14

bosco1 says...

Very sad indeed for both his family and friends, the not knowing where he was and now this, very tragic.RIP Aaron Im sure all the commenters on here feel very saddened at this news.
Very sad indeed for both his family and friends, the not knowing where he was and now this, very tragic.RIP Aaron Im sure all the commenters on here feel very saddened at this news. bosco1

3:50pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Bonjovigirl says...

Very sad news, can't see how he got to south sea if he was naked ? Things don't add up ? Feel sorry for his family after all this time .
Very sad news, can't see how he got to south sea if he was naked ? Things don't add up ? Feel sorry for his family after all this time . Bonjovigirl

3:56pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Rach70 says...

such sad news, what pain his poor family have gone through and now continue to suffer. Thinking of them and his friends at such a sad time.
such sad news, what pain his poor family have gone through and now continue to suffer. Thinking of them and his friends at such a sad time. Rach70

4:04pm Tue 4 Feb 14

PeachesRolls says...

So dreadfully sad to read this. Thoughts are with Aaron's family who must be absolutely devastated. Tragic and appalling an outcome as it is, as least they now know.
So dreadfully sad to read this. Thoughts are with Aaron's family who must be absolutely devastated. Tragic and appalling an outcome as it is, as least they now know. PeachesRolls

4:56pm Tue 4 Feb 14

suzigirl says...

Bonjovigirl wrote:
Very sad news, can't see how he got to south sea if he was naked ? Things don't add up ? Feel sorry for his family after all this time .
Are you for real? I think it is something called "tides".......... RIP
[quote][p][bold]Bonjovigirl[/bold] wrote: Very sad news, can't see how he got to south sea if he was naked ? Things don't add up ? Feel sorry for his family after all this time .[/p][/quote]Are you for real? I think it is something called "tides".......... RIP suzigirl

6:26pm Tue 4 Feb 14

MrsD1982 says...

So sorry for your loss. Our love is sent your way.
So sorry for your loss. Our love is sent your way. MrsD1982

9:49am Wed 5 Feb 14

bubbles20 says...

Bonjovigirl wrote:
Very sad news, can't see how he got to south sea if he was naked ? Things don't add up ? Feel sorry for his family after all this time .
what a stupid thing to say, idiot
[quote][p][bold]Bonjovigirl[/bold] wrote: Very sad news, can't see how he got to south sea if he was naked ? Things don't add up ? Feel sorry for his family after all this time .[/p][/quote]what a stupid thing to say, idiot bubbles20

3:07am Thu 6 Feb 14

misplacedspaniard says...

Mental health problems are not dealt with properly in this country. People end up in so much despair that they feel this is the only way out.

RIP Aaron. Godspeed xxx
Mental health problems are not dealt with properly in this country. People end up in so much despair that they feel this is the only way out. RIP Aaron. Godspeed xxx misplacedspaniard

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