Body found on Somerset beach

The body was found near Burnahm-on-Sea's low lighthouse Picture Steve F

The body was found near Burnahm-on-Sea's low lighthouse Picture Steve F - Credit: By Steve F

Police recovered a dead body from a beach yesterday (Sunday) morning.

Emergency services were called to low lighthouse in Burnham-on-Sea just at around 7am after the body of a man was found on the beach near just off the Esplanade.

Avon and Somerset Constabulary do not believe at this stage a crime was committed.

A police spokesman said: "The death is being treated as unexplained, but it is not currently believed to be suspicious.

"Enquiries to confirm the man's identity are ongoing."


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The beach was temporarily cordoned off around the lighthouse and later re-opened mid-morning while Police, ambulance, and coastguard teams conducted their investigation.

Anyone with information should contact the police via 101.

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