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Body Found Off St Ives

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 11:42am 1st September 2014. (Updated at 5:44am 2nd September 2014)

Police are trying to identify a body found floating in the sea off St Ives.

Fishing crews brought the body, believed to be that of a man, back to Smeaton's Pier on Monday morning.

It is unclear whether he is from the local area.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police are appealing for information relating to the body of a man that was recovered from the North Cornish coast this morning.  

"The man, aged between 35 and 50 years old was located in the water between St Ives and Pendeen around 9.20am today, 1st September 2014 by fishermen.

"His body was taken by boat to Smeaton’s Pier.  

"Police are trying to identify the man and are keen to hear from anyone who may assist enquiries.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time.  

"Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting reference 218 of 01/09/14"

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