Emergency services recovered a body from the River Ivel close to Mill Lane in Biggleswade on Saturday morning (August 24).
The body is believed to be that of a 15-year-old who went missing while swimming in the river On Friday evening.
Fire fighters, police and HART teams spent several hours searching the river last night after a receiving a call from a member of the public at 7.45pm saying a youth had entered the river and disappeared.
Beds Fire and Rescue were alerted by the police at 7.50pm saying the youth had been seen in the river and had gone underwater and not re-emerged. They mobilised their boat crew from Bedford and five fire engines with specialist water rescue equipment from the surrounding area.
Specially trained fire fighters in dry suits entered the water using rescue sleds and tethered lines to search the waters of the River Ivel into the night but unfortunately were unable to locate the youth.
The search was suspended at 10.30pm that evening but fire fighters and police returned to the site this morning and have retrieved the body with the assistance of the Thames Valley Police dive team.
The identity of the deceased will not be confirmed until a formal identification has taken place and H M Coroner has opened an inquest.
The family of the missing boy has been informed and is receiving support from police at this time.