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Body being recovered from beach near Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate

An operation is under way to recover the body of a man from a beach this evening.

Police and paramedics were called to the stretch off Royal Esplanade near popular Pegwell Bay in Ramsgate at 3.20pm.

Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate. Library picture: David Pettman
Pegwell Bay, Ramsgate. Library picture: David Pettman

They are still on the scene and the man's next of kin have been made aware.

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

A witness reported seeing numerous police vehicles and members of the coast guard who appeared to be getting prepared to abseil down cliffs.

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