Body discovered in sea near Hartland

POLICE are trying to identify a man whose body was found in the sea near Hartland on Saturday. Officers were called to Spekes Mill Mouth, just south of Hartland Point, shortly after 10.10am after the man was found close to the shoreline. After being pulle

POLICE are trying to identify a man whose body was found in the sea near Hartland on Saturday.

Officers were called to Spekes Mill Mouth, just south of Hartland Point, shortly after 10.10am after the man was found close to the shoreline.

After being pulled from the sea by a member of the public, attempts were made to resuscitate him and he was airlifted to North Devon District Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Now police are trying to discover the identity of the dead man, who is described as aged 45-55, around five feet eight inches tall and of slim build, with blue-grey eyes and with mousey brown hair which was greying and thinning on top.

He was wearing black Mountainlife trousers, with a black leather belt that had a stainless buckle. In the area where the man was found there was a dark blue and black rucksack and black walking boots.

Police said he had no documents in his possession to identify him and no obvious marks, scars or tattoos. The only item of any sort of jewellery in his possession was a Constant Quartz watch, described as similar to a nurse's watch.

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Anyone with any information that may lead to identifying the man is asked to contact police on 08452 777 444, quoting log number 388 of 021010.

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