The family searching for a man who had been missing from Helston say they have been "overwhelmed" by the support of people across Cornwall.

The niece of Chris Brown has now given an update this morning to say he has been found, and thanked everyone who helped share their appeal and trace him.

Last night the family issued a plea for help on Facebook saying that Chris, who has lived in Helston for the last ten years, has been missing since Thursday morning, when he was seen in Falmouth with his car.

Falmouth Packet:

They asked anyone who had seen him or his car since then to either contact them and police.

However, the family has this morning (Sunday) given an update to say Chris has made contact.

Georgia said: "Chris has been contacted and is safe.

"We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received from the people of Cornwall and beyond.

"We wouldn’t have found him without you all.

"Thank you so much, we appreciate it more than you’ll ever know."