Body found near Porthleven beach this morning
A BODY has been found on a beach in Porthleven this morning after being spotted by a member of the public.
According to the Coastguard it was seen at 9am and has now been retrieved. A spokesman for the service said just before 10.30am: "I can confirm that a body was recovered."
Coxswain at Penlee Lifeboat Station, Patch Harvey, also reported a body was seen in the water just off the shoreline earlier today but could not confirm anything more. No more information on who the person might be is available at this time.
In the early hours of New Year's Day a man, said to be from Guildford in Surrey, was washed out to sea by a big wave off Loe Bar, not far from Porthleven.
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Rescue teams from Penlee, Mullion and across Mount's Bay have been involved in an extensive search since the emergency services were called. Many efforts were hampered due to poor weather conditions.