Body found in search for Missing dad Johny Doherty who vanished in Ibiza

MISSING Scots dad Johny Doherty has been found dead days after vanishing in Ibiza.

His body was recovered by police divers this morning after a local spotted it floating in the sea off cliffs near Cap Martinet.

Well-placed sources said Johny’s dad, who had travelled to the island to help in the search, had confirmed it was him.

An autopsy will now take place to try to determine the cause of death.

Investigators said there was nothing at this stage pointing to it being suspicious but it would be up to the forensic experts to determine.

It had been feared he may have fallen from cliffs near the villa he was staying in.

A Civil Guard helicopter and specialist police divers rushed to begin a search.

Ten members of Doherty’s family also flew out to Ibiza in a bid to help find their missing loved one.

A major air, land and sea search was launched and sniffer dogs were also brought in to scour the shoreline.

Johny disappeared after leaving a pal’s birthday party at a villa near the secluded cliff-top area of Cap Martinet in the municipality of Santa Eulalia.

He went missing without his phone, wallet or passport.

Johny’s sister Jordana told yesterday how he vanished without warning and was discovered missing when concerned friends in the UK started ringing people at the villa.

His bed had not been slept in and he had left behind his phone, bank cards and passport.

His family reported him missing to authorities in the UK as well as Civil Guard in Ibiza.

A spokesman for a local emergency services response centre confirmed Civil Guard, local police, firefighters and Civil Protection workers were involved in the search.

A Civil Guard spokesman said at the time of Johny’s disappearance: “The search for a missing British man in Ibiza is ongoing.

“All efforts are being made to locate him. The search is a land, air and sea search involving specialist Civil Guard divers and a Civil Guard helicopter as well as officers on the ground.”