A body found on a beach in Falmouth this morning is believed to be that of a man in his 50s who lived in the area.

He is understood to have been found on the shoreline below Stratton Terrace.

Police confirmed they were called at around 11.30am by a member of public who had spotted the body.

The ambulance service attended with police officers and declared the man dead at the scene.

A police spokesperson said enquiries were continuing, but the matter was not currently being treated as suspicious.

His next of kin have been informed.

One witness said he believed the man may have been in an inflatable kayak. 

There is also the suggestion a dog may have been with the man. 

Members of Falmouth Coastguard Rescue Team were also sent, along with a coastguard senior coastal operations officer.

A spokesperson said: "At around 11.35am today HM Coastguard received a call from Devon and Cornwall Police requesting assistance with an incident near the Penryn River.

"This is ongoing and we don’t have any further information."