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Body found near Felixstowe Pier

PUBLISHED: 10:29 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:27 20 February 2018

Police cordoned off part of Felixstowe beach after the body of a man was found in the sea near the pier. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police cordoned off part of Felixstowe beach after the body of a man was found in the sea near the pier. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A body of a man has been found washed up at Felixstowe beach, police have said.

Police were called to reports that a body of a man had been discovered in the sea near the pier shortly after 9.30am this morning.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.

The cordoned off area at Felixstowe. Picture: GREGG BROWNThe cordoned off area at Felixstowe. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Police have confirmed the incident is not being linked to any missing person investigation.

The man’s identity has not yet been released.

Police at the scene. Picture: GREGG BROWNPolice at the scene. Picture: GREGG BROWN

A member of the public reported the discovery to police this morning.

A Suffolk Constabulary spokesman said in a statement: “Police were called at just after 9.30am today, Monday 19 February, to reports that the body of a man had been discovered in the sea near to the pier in Felixstowe.

Police cordoned off part of Felixstowe beach after the body of a man was found in the sea near the pier today (Monday, February 19 2018). Picture: GREGG BROWNPolice cordoned off part of Felixstowe beach after the body of a man was found in the sea near the pier today (Monday, February 19 2018). Picture: GREGG BROWN

“Emergency services are currently at the scene and an investigation into the circumstances is underway. At this time the death is not being treated as suspicious.

“A file will be prepared for the coroner in due course.”

Police cordoned off part of Felixstowe beach after the body of a man was found in the sea near the pier today (Monday, February 19 2018). Picture: GREGG BROWNPolice cordoned off part of Felixstowe beach after the body of a man was found in the sea near the pier today (Monday, February 19 2018). Picture: GREGG BROWN

A police cordon at the scene was removed at 11am.

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