June 29, 2022 5.30 pm This story is over 24 months old

Police still trying to identify body found on Skegness beach

Police urging people not to speculate about the incident

Lincolnshire Police are still trying to identify the man whose body was sadly found at a beach in Skegness.

Police were called by the East Midlands Ambulance Service at 6.17am on Tuesday, June 28 with reports of a body in the water at the beach on Grand Parade in Skegness.

Officers were spotted in front of Sealands Caravan Park. The RNLI also launched a lifeboat to a beach north of Skegness in Ingoldmells after a request from the coastguard and were praised for how quickly they arrived on scene.

Police launched an investigation into the man’s death and at this stage it is not being treated as suspicious. A thorough scientific investigation is underway to formally identify the body.

The force issued a statement on Wednesday, June 29 urging people not to speculate about the incident. They said: “Our investigation to identify the body found near the beach at Grand Parade, Skegness, continues. We have not yet formally identified the male discovered in the water.

We would again ask people not to speculate on the identity of the deceased person while our investigations continue.

A spokesperson for RNLI Skegness told The Lincolnite: “We are grateful for the community support and their recognition and without their support we couldn’t do what we do.”