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Investigation launched after body found on beach

By DKilpatrick  |  Posted: April 11, 2014

INCIDENT: Police on the scene

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POLICE officers have confirmed a body has been found on a Shepway beach this afternoon.

The emergency services were called to Princes Parade in Seabrook, Hythe, at 3.42pm after a member of the public discovered the body of a man on the beach.

The section of the beach has been taped off and an investigation has been launched into the death.

A Kent Police spokesman said: “The death is being treated as unexplained at this time, with officers at the scene making enquiries.

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“Efforts are being made to formally identify the man and inform his next of kin.”

A witness said: “There is quite a lot of police here – there is a body on the beach.

“The police have covered the body up, and have asked for people to stay away. One passer-by was visibly upset by the discovery.”

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