Newport man's family 'overwhelmed' by messages of support; body found in River Usk formally identified as Ben Caplan

South Wales Argus: 'OVERWHELMED': The family of Ben Caplan said they have been overwhelmed by messages of support, love and affection in the wake of his disappearance and the recovery of his body. Here, Ben is pictured with his son Jude, stepson Evan and wife Danielle. 'OVERWHELMED': The family of Ben Caplan said they have been overwhelmed by messages of support, love and affection in the wake of his disappearance and the recovery of his body. Here, Ben is pictured with his son Jude, stepson Evan and wife Danielle.

THE FAMILY of Newport dad and South Wales Argus worker Ben Caplan say that they have been "overwhelmed by the messages of support, love and affection" after he went missing and his body was recovered from the River Usk last Thursday.

They also said they wanted particularly to thank all those who volunteered their own time and everyone else who was involved in the searches, poster campaign and publicity efforts following Ben's disappearance.

Gwent Police said today that the body recovered from the River Usk at Caerleon had been formally identified as Ben Caplan.

An inquest into Mr Caplan’s death was opened and adjourned today.

Following a post mortem examination, a provisional cause of death has been given as consistent with drowning. Further tests are being undertaken.

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2:32pm Tue 4 Feb 14

caplanwr says...

Sleep Well Son.
Sleep Well Son. caplanwr

3:43pm Tue 4 Feb 14

HariMulholland says...

You're sorely, sorely missed dude. I'll always keep that promise I made you last year. Sleep the long sleep well chick. Xx
You're sorely, sorely missed dude. I'll always keep that promise I made you last year. Sleep the long sleep well chick. Xx HariMulholland

6:13pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Jkke16 says...

The amount of support and messages of support clearly shows how popular you were and the true spirit of human society to rally around in support and love at such a sad time.
This is not the outcome anyone wanted for Ben but when the reality and pain has sunk in the achievements of his life, like his beautiful family, should be an everlasting tribute to one of lives nice guys.
RIP.
The amount of support and messages of support clearly shows how popular you were and the true spirit of human society to rally around in support and love at such a sad time. This is not the outcome anyone wanted for Ben but when the reality and pain has sunk in the achievements of his life, like his beautiful family, should be an everlasting tribute to one of lives nice guys. RIP. Jkke16

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