The family of a missing man have been informed after a body was discovered in the water off the Plymouth coast.
Devon and Cornwall Police said officers were notified of reports of a body in the water near Mewstone, at around 9.50am on Saturday, March 5.
In a statement, police confirmed that the family of missing man in his 60’s, who was reported missing on Sunday 6 February, have been informed of this development, but formal identification is yet to take place.
The spokesperson said coastguard crews launched on March 5 and a retrieval of the body has now taken place.
The statement says efforts are underway to formally identify the deceased and a file will be prepared for the coroner.
Devon and Cornwall Police said: “Police were contact at around 9:50am on Saturday 5 March following reports of a body in the water off the coast of Plymouth, towards Mewstone.
“Coastguard was launched and retrieval has now taken place.
“Efforts are underway to identify the deceased and a file is to be prepared for the coroner.”
It continued: “The family of a missing person in his 60’s who was reported missing to police on Sunday 6 February have been informed of this development.”