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Coastguards discover man's body at foot of cliffs near Sidmouth

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: April 23, 2014

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The body of a man has been found at the base of cliffs near Sidmouth today.

A police spokesperson confirmed that the discovery was made by the Portland Coastguard helicopter at around 12.15pm.

The man’s identity and the circumstances of his discovery have not been disclosed, but he was found located at the foot of Salcombe Hill cliffs.

It is understood that the emergency services have cordoned off the Eastern end of Sidmouth beach.

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A police spokesperson said officers are at the scene investigating an unexplained death, although it is not being treated as suspicious.

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