Harry Martin search: Body identified as missing teenager's

Harry Martin Image copyright Devon and Cornwall Police
Image caption Harry Martin planned to take photographs of the stormy seas

A body found during searches for a teenager who went missing after going out to take photos of stormy seas on the Devon coast has been identified as that of Harry Martin, police say.

Mr Martin, 18, from Membland, Newton Ferrers, was last seen on 2 January.

His body was found in Carswell Cove in the Noss Mayo area on Saturday morning by members of the public searching in canoes and kayaks.

Devon and Cornwall Police said an inquest would be held next week.

Mr Martin was last seen by his father leaving his home and walking towards a coastal path at about noon on Thursday 2 January.

He was reported missing the next day and extensive searches of a 20-mile (32km) stretch of coastline, 10 miles (16km) either side of Harry's home, were carried out over several days.

Police, the Dartmoor Rescue Group, coastguards and members of the public were all involved in the operation.

Mr Martin's family were at the waterside when his body was brought ashore at the weekend.

Police said an inquest into his death would open on 20 January.

Mr Martin had recently started a course in film and TV production at Greenwich University in London but had been back home visiting his family for Christmas when he went missing.

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