Body recovered by police on Cumbria seafront
Police have confirmed that a woman's body has been discovered near to the lifeboat station at Silloth in Cumbria. A police cordon was put in place around an area by Lawn Terrace close to the fairground and surgery. Around 30 members of the public gathered at the police cordon due to the large scale response to the incident.
A spokesman for the Maritime & Coastguard Agency confirmed earlier to CumbriaLive that they and the North West Ambulance Service were assisting police. Cumbria Police have now confirmed that a body of a woman had been found close to the lifeboat station at 2.30pm today (August 22). READ MORE: Lake District horror as baby stops breathing and turned blue after holiday
A spokeswoman for Cumbria Police said: "Police can confirm that the body of a woman has been found in the area of the lifeboat station in Silloth at around 2:30pm today (Aug 22). "Formal identification has not yet taken place and inquiries are ongoing. Officers are treating the death as unexplained but it is not believed to be suspicious at this time."
Earlier, one police officer told our reporter at the scene that the cordon was extended to "provide [the woman] with some dignity".
The lifeboat from Silloth was positioned to act as a shield from the public.