Police name dead man

Joseph Bulmer

Hartland Quay body identified

POLICE have named the man whose body was found near Life Rock at Hartland Quay on Friday. He was Jonathan Staines, a 36-year-old local men who was a member of the Clovelly Lifeboat crew.

Mr Staines was reported missing on Thursday evening of last week when he failed to return from a walk. A full-scale air and sea search was launched. It resumed at first light on Friday and a body was discovered in the Hartland Quay area at 2pm that day.

A police spokesman said: “The circumstances of his death are being investigated, but it appears to be a tragic accident.”