Essex

Burnham-on-Crouch body in wetsuit named as Stephane Loic Cogez

Burnham-on-Crouch Image copyright PAul E Smith
Image caption The body of Stephane Loic Cogez was found in the water near Burnham-on-Crouch

A man found dead in a wetsuit in a river estuary in Essex has been identified as a being from France.

Stephane Loic Cogez, 38, was spotted by people on a yacht in the mouth of the River Crouch near Burnham-on-Crouch on 27 November.

The death of Mr Cogez, who was from Nord-Pas-de-Calais, was being treated as unexplained by Essex Police.

An inquest into his death is due to be opened and adjourned in Chelmsford later.

Mr Cogez was described as being a well-built with short ginger hair and a long beard.

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

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