Skegness: Body found in sea near Lincolnshire resort

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Police car on beach at Skegness
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Police remain at the scene following the discovery of the body at Grand Parade early on Tuesday morning

Police are trying to identify a man whose body was found in the sea near a Lincolnshire beach.

Officers were called to Grand Parade in Skegness at about 06:15 BST on Tuesday after a body was seen in the water, Lincolnshire Police said.

Officers said: "We can confirm that the body found was a deceased male."

A "thorough scientific investigation" to identify the body was under way and police remained at the scene, the Lincolnshire force added.

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Police were called to the beach at Skegness after a body was seen in the water

The RNLI said it was asked by the coastguard to launch the inshore lifeboat north of Skegness shortly before 06:00 BST.

People have been asked by police not to speculate on the identity of the body.

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