Park reopens following sudden death

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Paignton Geo Park has reopened following a sudden death this morning, Monday 16th September.

Emergency services were called to the area just after 7am.

The park, part of the green and Eastern Esplanade had been cordoned off, with tents erected in the park area but the cordon has since been lifted and police have left the scene.

Police say they are working to ascertain the identity of a person found dead.

Police have confirmed the person is an adult but no other details at present.

In an earlier online statement, Devon and Cornwall police said: “Police and emergency services are on the scene following reports of the sudden death of a person discovered at around 7.10am this morning in the Esplanade Road area of Paignton.

“A scene guard is in place.

“Officers are working to ascertain the identity of the person found, an adult, and enquiries are continuing.

“The death is currently being treated as unexplained.

“The incident is ongoing,”

Tents have been erected on the geo park.

The park and part of the green is cordoned off, as well as Eastern Esplanade to traffic and pedestrians. It is expected to remain closed for sometime.

Updates as information becomes available.

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