A body has been found on the north Cornish coast earlier today.

It followed a call to police, who in turned called for the help of a coastguard rescue team from Portreath and St Ives RNLI.

Coastguards were sent out at around 11.15am, to the North Cliffs area, with both St Ives lifeboats shortly afterwards.

The coastguard search and rescue helicopter was also scrambled. 

A body was subsequently recovered from the water at Bassetts Cove, not far from Portreath.

A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were in attendance near Bassetts Cove, Cornwall after a body was located at around 11.30am today (June 11) .

"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.”

A spokesperson for St Ives Lifeboat said: "At 11.21am today both our inshore and all weather lifeboats launched on service at request of Falmouth Coastguard. We are unable to provide any further information of that service at this time.

"Both lifeboats returned from service at 1.12pm."