Man’s body found in water after search for missing person

The harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

A man's body has been found in water at Wells harbour by emergency services, police have confirmed.

Police and the coastguard made the discovery at about 9am on Saturday, following reports of a missing person.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: 'Officers from Norfolk police and other emergency services including HM Coastguard have been working together on a missing person's enquiry in Wells.

'Concerns for the safety of a local resident were reported earlier this morning.

'The search was conducted around the Wells harbour area.

'We can confirm the body of a man has been recovered from the water, and next of kin have been informed.

'The death is currently being treated as unexplained, but it is not believed to be suspicious.

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'No further details will be released at this time.'

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