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28/07/2018 11:05 BST

Body Found And Identified In Search For Missing Boy, 15, In Clacton, Essex

Ben Quartermaine went missing on Thursday.

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The RNLI carry on their search near Clacton Pier, Clacton-on-Sea in Essex after a teenage boy was reported missing in the water on Thursday.

A body found near Clacton Pier in Essex by police who were looking for a teenager who went missing two days ago has been identified, investigators said.

Essex Police said that the body is believed to be that of 15-year-old Ben Quartermaine.

The force said in a statement: “Officers are no longer looking for a teenager who went missing in #Clacton shortly after 6.30pm on July 26.

“We were called following reports that a body had been found near to Clacton Pier shortly before 8am this morning, Saturday July 28.

“Police have provisionally identified him as 15-year-old Ben Quartermaine.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious but the cause of death is currently unknown and enquiries are ongoing. A file will be submitted to HM Coroner in due course.”

It comes after a body was found in the search for a 17-year-old who went missing in open water in Warwickshire.