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Body found in missing man search

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Police searching for a Hobart man who went missing two days ago have discovered a body on the banks of the Jordan River at Bridgewater.

33 year old Gatbel Gatwech, also known as Tot Tarir, of Sudanese heritage, hadn't been accounted for since 6.30pm Sunday.

He was seen by witnesses in a distressed state near the banks of the river just before his disappearance.

The body has not been formally identified and at this stage police believe there are no suspicious circumstances.

Lifeline's crisis support number is 13 11 14.