31/07/2007

County Antrim Search Ends

The police and coastguard have ended a search off the County Antrim coast following the discovery of a body at Waterfoot at the weekend.

The emergency services have said that they were carrying out the searches as a precaution as it was not known whether there was anyone else with the man that was found on Sunday.

A post mortem examination is to be carried out on the body of the man who was found on the shoreline at Garron Road in Waterfoot, at around 1.00pm on Sunday.

The dead man has been described as being between the ages of 20 and 30, of medium build, about 5ft 8in with close-cropped light brown hair.

He was wearing blue jeans, trainers and a black T-shirt with a Delux logo and it is not yet known how he died.

Police in Coleraine have appealed for anyone with information about his identity to come forward.

(SB/SP)

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