Police officers wearing surgical gloves, Penarth Coastguards wearing blue helmets and a Fire Service officer conferring on Penarth foreshore on Friday afternoon – a short distance from the location of the body – which is not in the photo. The orange stretcher is used to carry casualties across the rocky shore.

South Wales Police have revealed in a statement issued today that the body found on the foreshore below Penarth Head cliffs on Friday  afternoon (May 5th 2017)   was that of a 36-year-old local man.

The body – which was naked – was discovered  at the water’s edge lying face-down some distance from the cliff face of Penarth Head.

The South Wales Police helicopter was called in to survey the shoreline on Friday. The yellow Outer Wrach buoy off Penarth Head can be seen in the sea below the helicopter.

A police helicopter was called in to carry out an aerial survey of the shoreline and cliff face in the immediate vicinity.

A police photographer took several pictures of the body and the area around it . The circumstances of the man’s death are not clear and will be established at a Vale of Glamorgan coroner’s inquest, which has yet to be opened.

Some of the emergency vehicles at Penarth Esplanade following the discovery of the body on Friday afternoon (Photo Peter Stealey)

As reported by PDN on  Friday May 5th  [ See ]  Penarth police and Penarth Coastguard officers and firefighters from South Wales Fire and Rescue, Penarth  had been called out following the discovery of the body.

Police have confirmed that the man came from Penarth but have not released his name. South Wales Police say the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for HM Coroner.

A spokesman for the Vale of Glamorgan Coroner said they had not yet received details of the incident from the police .


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  1. Peter Church says:

    Very Sad. RIP

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  2. Lucie says:

    It is very very sad.RIP

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