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Body pulled from sea off Cornwall

Body pulled from sea off Cornwall

Published by Emma Carton at 9:21am 18th June 2018. (Updated at 5:27pm 18th June 2018)

A man's body has been pulled from the sea near a popular Cornish beauty spot.

He was in his 40s and discovered near Godrevy Lighthouse over the weekend.

Devon and Cornwall Police received reports that he had fallen from cliffs.

Officers say his family has been told and they are not treating the death as suspicious.

A force spokesperson said: "Police were notified of an incident involving a man on cliffs near to Godrevy Lighthouse on the afternoon of Saturday 16 June.

"The RNLI and HM Coastguard attended the scene and the man, who was in his 40s, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

"The death is not believed to be suspicious at this time and next of kin have been informed".


Godrevy island from near Mutton Cove: Graham Horn

Two Coastguard rescue teams were scrambled, along with the St Ives lifeboat, lifeguards and the air ambulance.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: "Just after midday on 16th June, Coastguard rescue teams, RNLI lifeboats, lifeguards, helicopters and paramedics were sent to reports of someone who had fallen over cliffs between Mutton Point and Godrevy Point.

"South Western Ambulance Service asked HM Coastguard to assist in the incident, resulting in both lifeboats from St Ives, the Coastguard teams from Portreath and St Ives and lifeguards from Godrevy and Gwithian going to the scene, along with the air ambulance.

"Initially, HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopters from St Athan and then Newquay were requested, but then stood down. 

"We have no further information on this incident and it remains in the hands of Devon and Cornwall Police".

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