All the news reports mention that his body was found in 2003. Very few mention the detail of the search; for ALSAR and LSDogs teams a “typical” [hate the word in this sense but the only one that really works] despondent misper search, leading to the discovery of a body by search volunteers. In fact, in the detail that was to later come out at the Hutton Inquiry, the only people out searching at the time of the discovery were the two search volunteers who found the body.
However, my intention is not to go over the details of the search, and certainly not to speculate on the manner of his demise. I wanted to use this opportunity to congratulate the two search volunteers who found the body, and indeed the never mentioned search manager involved in the search, for maintaining their self-imposed silence on the whole matter. It is a reflection of the professionalism of these search volunteers that none have spoken publicly about the role [with the exception of the appearance at the Royal Courts, which I was fortunately present for!]
Compare this to the two paramedics, who very publicly pronounced their opinion!