Police investigate after man found dead at bottom of steep flight of steps onto beach near Ilfracombe.

A man found unconcious on the beach at Berrynarbor this morning (Sunday) has died.

Police are investigating after the man was found at around 3am.

A police spokesman said the death was being treated as 'unexplained' but one line of investigation was that the man had fallen down some 'steep steps'.

The man, in his late 30s, was flown to Swansea Hospital by the Chivenor Search and Rescue helicopter - its last operational mission.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital.