02/06/2012 12:02 BST | Updated 02/06/2012 12:03 BST

Man's Body Found Washed Ashore On Great Western Beach In Newquay

The body of a young man has been found washed up on a beach.

A member of the public discovered the body, of a man in his 20s, on Great Western Beach in Newquay at about 8.30am.

The clothed body was washed up from the sea.

Devon and Cornwall Police have cordoned off the area and are investigating.

A police spokesman said: "At 8.29am on Saturday 2nd June police were called by a member of the public reporting a possible dead body on Great Western Beach in Newquay.

"Police officers attended and located the body of a young man in his 20s that had been washed up from the sea. The body was clothed.

"The family of the man have since been informed of his death. However, how and when he died and how he got into the sea are not known at this time.

"Our thoughts are clearly with his friends and family at this time."

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting log 286 of June 2 2012.