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Harwich: Dead body discovered on beach

16:30 29 April 2014

Coastguards discovered the body of a man washed up on Harwich beach (Stock photo).

Coastguards discovered the body of a man washed up on Harwich beach (Stock photo).

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The body of a man was found washed up on Harwich beach this morning.

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Coastguard officers recovered the body shortly before 10.30am.

Essex Police is currently attempting to identify the dead man.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious,” said a police spokesman.

Two illegal immigrants were reported to have jumped from a ferry shortly after it departed Harwich port on February 26.

The body of a man that washed up on Felixstowe beach on March 20 was later identified as Leonovid Isufaj, a 27-year-old Albanian national.

The second man who jumped has not been found.

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