G7 Summit: Body found by cliffs near the meeting of world leaders

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The search and rescue helicopter, St Ives RNLI and the coastguard helped police with a search this morning and discovered the body near Hell’s Mouth, a group of cliffs in the southwest of the county.

The death is being treated as unexplained and not suspicious, Cornwall Live reports.

Hell’s Mouth is approximately eight miles from Carbis Bay, where the world leaders are meeting, but there is currently nothing to suggest the incident is linked to the event.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard agency said: “At approx. 11.15am today (11 June), HM Coastguard’s assistance was requested by Devon and Cornwall Police in the North Cliffs area.

“Portreath coastguard rescue team and the St Ives RNLI lifeboats were sent, alongside the search and rescue helicopter from Newquay.”

A statement from Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police attended an area near Bassett Cove, Cornwall after a body was located at around 11.30am.

“Colleagues from the Coastguard and the RNLI also assisted officers at the scene.

“Police are currently treating the death as unexplained but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.”

Hell’s Mouth is a group of cliffs just the other side of St Ives Bay from Carbis Bay. 

They can be accessed via the South West Coast Path, which runs further northeast past Godrevy, a vast sandy beach with dramatic coves.

Godrevy is a National Trust tourist hotspot.


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