Essex

Man's body in wetsuit found in River Crouch near Burnham

Burnham on Crouch sign Image copyright Chris Downer
Image caption The man's body was found in the River Crouch near Burnham by yachtsmen

The body of a man wearing a wetsuit has been found in a river in Essex.

He was spotted from a yacht at the mouth of the River Crouch near Burnham on Thursday afternoon.

His death is being treated as unexplained. Police officers are working with UK and European forces to identify him.

Essex Police said the man was well-built with a short ginger beard and long ginger hair. His black wetsuit had a Mystic logo on the right sleeve.

It is thought he had been in the water for some time.

A post-mortem examination has yet to be carried out.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the identity of the man to come forward.

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