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Police begin probe after body washes up on Charmouth beach
URGENT inquiries are under way to try to identify a man found dead on Charmouth beach.
Walkers made the shocking discovery at teatime on Sunday, October 20.
Dorset Police received a call at around 5.10pm reporting a body washed up on the beach, 300 metres east of Charmouth sea front.
The body was found by a couple who were walking their dog along the beach.
They instantly alerted the police, who then informed the coastguard.
Officers arrived on scene with paramedics who confirmed the body was that of a deceased man aged in his thirties or forties.
It is thought that the man, who had no means of identification on him, had been in the water for several days.
The CID was informed and tests and further inquiries are being carried out to try to discover his identity.
Dorset Police Insp Mike Darby said that police would be making inquiries on behalf of the Dorset coroner.
“We do not know who this man is and various tests and inquiries will be carried out to try and establish his identity,” he said.
Graham Turner from Lyme Regis Coastguard confirmed that they attended the scene. Undertakers removed the body on Sunday evening.
A local resident who was walking along the beach on Sunday afternoon said that it was an extremely sad event.
He said: “I spoke to someone who had passed the scene and was told that it was a body.
“I am not aware of anyone missing locally and a body can travel a long way with the currents in the Channel.
“I hope he is identified soon so his family can be informed and are able to mourn their loved one.”
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