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Fowey Death Is Being Treated As Unexplained
2:36pm 9th December 2014
Detectives are treating the death of a man whose body was washed up near Fowey as unexplained.
A passer-by made the grim discovery close to the boat house at Golant on Monday lunchtime.
Police are asking for help to identify the man who was found with a VW car key.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police are trying to identify the body of a man who was discovered on a sand bar close to the boat house on the river at Golant, Fowey.
"The body was discovered by a member of the public at around 12.30pm on Monday 8 December. The body was recovered by the coastguard and was pronounced deceased at the scene; the death is being treated as unexplained.
"The man is described as white, aged late 50s/early 60s with grey/white short hair around the sides of his head and bald on top. He had a grey trimmed beard and moustache, medium-stocky build and 5ft 6-8 inches tall.
"When discovered he was wearing grey trousers with an elasticated waist, red v-neck jumper and blue and white striped shirt, dark suede shoes with lighter coloured crepe sole and dark socks. He was also in possession of a VW car key.
"If anyone knows the identity of the man or may have seen him prior to the incident, please contact the police on 101 quoting enquiry number EN/153982/14."2:36pm 9th December 2014
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