UPDATE: Body found in sea off Ilfracombe

13:41 20 September 2012

A man

A man's body was discovered in Ilfracombe Harbour this morning (Thursday).

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Update: Fishing boat finds body of a man in his 30s or 40s this morning (Thursday).

Coastguard and police vehicles at Ilfracombe Harbour this morning following the discovery of a body in the sea.Coastguard and police vehicles at Ilfracombe Harbour this morning following the discovery of a body in the sea.

THE body of a man was discovered in the sea just off Cheyne Beach at Ilfracombe this morning (Thursday).

Police said the deceased, thought to be in his 30s or 40s, was found floating in the water by a fishing vessel, which alerted Swansea Coastguard.

The Ilfracombe RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 9.26am to retrieve the body, which was about 200 yards off Cheyne, between Capstone and Lantern Hill.

The body has now been taken to North Devon District Hospital and police are now trying to establish the identity of the man.

They said there were not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.

It is the second body found off the same stretch of coastline this week. On Monday, a man’s body was discovered on a beach at the bottom of Beacon Point in the Hillsborough area of Ilfracombe.

Personal items were found by a passerby on a footpath on the cliff although police have yet to release a formal identification.

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