Kent

Decomposed body of man pulled from the sea off Kent

The decomposd body of a man has been pulled from the sea off the Kent coast after it was spotted by the crew of a passing ship.

A lifeboat crew recovered the body after it was seen four miles (6.4km) off the coast of Whitstable.

The death is being treated as unexplained and Kent Police are trying to establish the identity of the man.

The ship was passing sandflats off Whitstable when the body was spotted at 1315 BST.

It was taken to the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate.

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