Emergency services have been in Penzance this morning after a body of a man was found.

A police spokesperson confirmed officers were called to Abbey Slipway at around 7.15am, following reports that a body had been spotted in the water.

The ambulance service, RNLI and coastguards also attended.

Penlee's all weather lifeboat Ivan Ellen was launched at 7.30am, at the request of Falmouth Coastguard, along with Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team.

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Emergency services at Abbey Slip in Penzance this morning after a body was found. Photo: Penlee Lifeboat

An RNLI spokesperson said: "A person was reported in the sea in Penzance Harbour.

"Penlee Lifeboat proceeded to the scene but due the shallow water and location the Y-Boat was launched with two crewman onboard.

"Combining great team work with the cliff rescue team the person was located and taken to Abbey Slip, where an ambulance and paramedics were waiting.

"Despite a sterling effort from everyone involved sadly it would appear that the person was deceased."

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Penlee RNLI's all weather lifeboat was launched first. Photo: Penlee Lifeboat

A spokesperson for Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team said: "Quickly on scene the person was found to be in the inner basin by Abbey Slip. A coastguard rescue swimmer donned in dry suit, rescue lifejacket and tethered by floating line entered the water to the casualty.

"He was soon joined by Penlee Lifeboat's inflatable “Y” boat and together the person was recovered to the harbour slip and quickly taken to the awaiting ambulance.

Police have now confirmed that the body of a 49-year-old man from Penzance was recovered from the water and his next of kin have been informed.

A spokesperson said: "Police are currently treating his death as unexplained.

"A file is being prepared for the coroner."