The body of a man was found in Falmouth this morning after a night of searches.

Police were initially called at around 11.40pm last night, with a report for the welfare of a man from Falmouth.

Volunteers with coastguard rescue teams from Falmouth, Porthoustock and Porthleven were subsequently called to join in the search, as well as a senior coastguard officer, firefighters, West Cornwall Search and Rescue Team and the coastguard rescue helicopter, with both Falmouth's inshore and all-weather lifeboat later joining the hunt.

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A police spokesperson said that the police helicopter was scrambled to carry out a search of the local coastline and it is understood that police dogs were also involved.

A coastguard spokesperson said that the teams covered search areas both on the coast and inland, before they were stood down at around 6am.

The police spokesperson told the Packet: "A man in his 20s from Falmouth was sadly located deceased at around 6am this morning, Monday, August 3, in the Maenporth area.

"Enquiries continue including locating and informing next of kin."

She added that the man's death was not being treated as suspicious at this time.