Dead body found by cliffs near G7 summit with police investigating ‘unexplained’ death
A dead body has been found by cliffs in Cornwall near where the G7 summit is taking place, with police investigating the “unexplained” death.
Emergency services including Devon and Cornwall Police, the RNLI and Coastguard were called out at around 11.15am this morning to the North Cornwall coastline.
A search was conducted in the North Cliffs and Basset’s Cove areas, with marine traffic trackers showing activity around Hell’s Mouth, which is not far away from Carbis Bay, where the G7 Summit began today.
In a statement, police confirmed that a dead body had been located near Basset’s Cove at around 11.30am, reports CornwallLive.
The death is described as “unexplained” but is not believed to be suspicious.
A spokesperson for the force said: “Police attended an area near Basset’s Cove, Cornwall, after a body was located at around 11.30am.
“Colleagues from the Coastguard and the RNLI also assisted officers at the scene.
“Police are currently treating the death as unexplained but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.”
A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency added: “At approx. 11.15am today (11 June), HM Coastguard’s assistance was requested by Devon and Cornwall Police in the North Cliffs area.
“Portreath coastguard rescue team and the St Ives RNLI lifeboats were sent, alongside the search and rescue helicopter from Newquay.”
Seven presidents and prime ministers from the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Italy, Canada and hosts Britain kicked off a three-day summit today with progress on how to slow global warming at the top of the agenda.