Body found on coast was missing angler

THE body of a man washed up on the Suffolk coast has been identified as a former lifeboatman swept out to sea whilst fishing.Martyn Franklin, 41, from Lowestoft, 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.

THE body of a man washed up on the Suffolk coast has been identified as a former lifeboatman swept out to sea whilst fishing.

Martyn Franklin, 41, from Lowestoft, 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.

The father-of-two, who grew up in Bury St Edmunds, had taken part in rescue missions while serving as a volunteer lifeboatman for the RNLI at Lowestoft.

His body, which was found on November 9 on the north east coast of Suffolk, has now been positively identified as being Mr Franklin.


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