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Tuesday, 24 May 2016 10:01

Bodies Discovered in Search for Missing Torquay Man

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Bodies Discovered in Search for Missing Torquay Man

Dartmoor Search and Rescue Ashburton were called out by Devon and Cornwall Police at 16:22 today to assist in the search for missing 39-year-old Torquay man who had last been seen on Saturday (21st May) night. Around 30 of our members took part in the search in the Oddicombe / Babbacombe area of Torquay until being stood down around 22:00 this evening with no further clues or sightings of the missing man being reported.

Our Control vehicle DART02 and Landrover DART62 deployed on a callout at Babbacombe in Torquay

During our search of the area around Petitor Point, around 20:45 one of our search teams found a body which it is believed had been there for some considerable time and not related to the search we were deployed on. This was reported to Devon and Cornwall Police who sent a team to investigate. Items found with the remains which are being used to assist officers with identification.

The second body was located by Police Officers at around 8.10am on Wednesday 25 May, which appears completely unrelated to the human remains discovered the night before. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

The area has been cordoned off and a full investigation is being carried out to establish the circumstances of both deaths.

A team spokesman said on news of the 2nd body being found. “With the body found by one of our search teams last night and the second discovery by the Police this morning, our thoughts and condolences are very much with the families of those concerned at this very difficult time, and we hope identifications are made quickly.”

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