Man’s body found in the sea in Essex

A man’s body has been discovered in the sea near Jaywick.

Police were alerted in the early hours of yesterday morning (Wednesday March 18) that a man’s body had been found on the coastline.

Officers said the man’s body was found near The Close in Jaywick and are not clear who found the body or reported it to the police. 

Residents have reported seeing police officers in the area combing the beach and carrying out enquires near the Beach Bar.

A spokesperson for Essex Police said: “We were called at about 6.15am on Wednesday 18 March with reports a man’s body had been found in the sea off The Close, Jaywick.”

“His death is currently being treated as unexplained and his next of kin have been informed.”

Police have not released any details of the deceased, however they have advised that their enquiries are ongoing.

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