Body found during missing person search, Lynton

The body of a man has been located in the sea at Lynton during the search for missing person Andrew O’Reilly.

Police and Coastguard have been carrying out searches for the 51-year-old Guildford man who went missing from a Lynton campsite on Monday 8 August.

An RNLI lifeboat crew found the body of a man in the water at Elwill Bay near Neck Woods, Lynton, around 5.30pm yesterday [15 August].

Ambulance attended and the man was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Formal identification has not yet been carried out although the family of Mr O’Reilly has been informed.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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