Police work to identify body found at foot of Ilfracombe cliffs

A police helicopter and Ilfracombe lifeboat were called to assist in the recovery of a body yesterday afternoon.

POLICE are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding a man’s death after his body was discovered on a beach in Ilfracombe yesterday (Mon).

The body was found around 2.45pm at the bottom of Beacon Point in the Hillsborough area of Ilfracombe.

A woman called the police after discovering some personal items on a footpath on the cliff.

Police requested the help of the RNLI as the position of the body on the beach meant it could only be accessed from the water.


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The police helicopter was also in attendance and officers are currently investigating the circumstances around the man’s death.

A police spokesman said: “There do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances but we are still making enquiries and keeping an open mind.”

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Officers are still working to identify the body and inform the next of kin.

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