Body could be that of missing angler

A POST mortem is due to be carried out on a body recovered from the sea near where an angler was swept out in high tides.Fishermen found the man's body in the water almost three miles off the coast of Dunwich yesterday afternoon and brought it in to dock at Lowestoft where they were met by police.

A POST mortem is due to be carried out on a body recovered from the sea near where an angler was swept out in high tides.

Fishermen found the man's body in the water almost three miles off the coast of Dunwich yesterday afternoon and brought it in to dock at Lowestoft where they were met by police.

Officers could not confirm whether the man was missing lifeboatman Martyn Franklin, 41, from Lowestoft, but they admitted he had been found near to the area where Mr Franklin went missing.

After it was brought into dock at 3pm yesterday the body was taken to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston for a post mortem examination.


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Police are treating the death as unexplained but said there were not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.

Mr Franklin was walking along Kessingland beach at about 7am on November 1 when he was knocked off his feet by a wave and pulled out to sea.

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The incident happened as waves swelled to 15ft in treacherous conditions brought about by a combination of high tides and high winds.

An extensive search failed to find him.

For full story see today's Evening Star.

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