A man has died after falling from a cliff onto rocks near Land's End on Sunday afternoon.

Coastguard, search and rescue and the rescue helicopter were all sent to Carn Greeb at around 1.30pm, to search for a man who had gone missing from a family party.

A spokesperson for Penzance Coastguard Rescue Team said: "Coastguards searching the area quickly established that the male had in fact fallen and was lying on rocks below cliffs at Carn Greeb.

"Two coastguard cliff technicians from the Land's End team were lowered down the cliff, together with a winchman/paramedic from the helicopter.

"After examination by the paramedic it was found that the gentleman was unfortunately deceased."

Rescuers decided to bring the man's body up by rope rescue and a stretcher was lowered down the cliff before the man was brought to the cliff-top and personnel were recovered from the scene.

The spokesperson added: "Our thoughts and condolences go to the friends and family at this sad time.

Police arrived at the scene shortly after rescue personnel, after Falmouth Coastguard reported that a body had been found.

They confirmed that the body was that of a man in his thirties, and the death is not being treated as suspicious.

A file has been prepared for the coroner and next of kin have been informed.