Body found near Ilfracombe harbour
An investigation has been launched after a man’s body was pulled from a harbour in Devon.
The alarm was raised today at around 9.30am after a pleasure boat passing through north Devon spotted a body floating in the water near Ilfracombe harbour.
Swansea coastguard were called and the body was recovered.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokesman said it was a man’s body, but that identification had not yet taken place.
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He said it was believed the body was not badly decomposed, indicating that it might not have been in the water for long.
He added: “Investigations have started to establish why the body was in the water.”