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Appeal after man’s body found on Minehead beach

Shortly before 6.30am yesterday (Wednesday, 20 April) a man’s body was found on the beach at Minehead.

The man’s death is currently being treated as unexplained and efforts to establish the full circumstances of his death are ongoing.

A post-mortem examination will take place in due course.

While formal identification has not yet been carried out, we believe we know who the man is and have informed his next of kin.

Detective Inspector Rachel Whelan said: “This is a terribly sad incident and our thoughts are with the man’s family at this time.

“We know very little about how he came to be on the beach but we don’t believe he was in the water for more than 24 hours.

“If you were on Minehead beach on Tuesday afternoon or evening and saw a man aged in his 60s wearing a grey hooded top with a black shiny jacket over the top along with grey tracksuit bottoms and white trainers we’d like to hear from you.

“If you can help, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5222092940.”

If you can help, please call 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5222092940, or complete our online appeals form.