The body of a man was pulled from the water near Lizard Point by emergency services yesterday morning (15/11).

Coastguard rescue volunteers, the RNLI, police and paramedics were all called to Housel Bay at around 8.30am to reports of a person in the water.

Lifeboat crews confirmed that they had found the man and removed him from the water but he could not be saved, and the boat returned to the Lizard Lifeboat Station where Porthoustock Coastguard Rescue Team helped them with the recovery. The body was then passed into the care of the police.

A spokesperson for the coastguard team said: "Mullion CRT were searching the Housel Bay Area for clues on how the casualty came to be in the water, three team members from our team were then sent to search the cliff tops from the lifeboat station towards Housel Bay."

The man's car was later found at the Lizard National Trust car park.

Devon and Cornwall Police confirmed that the body of a man had been recovered, and a spokesperson said: "Next of kin have been informed and a file will be passed to the coroner."