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.
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.
As reported by PDN on Friday May 5th [ See http://tinyurl.com/ky4r7gk ] 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 .