Body found in collapsed house 'has not been recovered'

Emergency services search for a missing woman, 68, after a house partially collapsed in Looe in Cornwall, have found a body.

Cornwall Council has issued a statement:

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service have found the body of one person in the house at Looe.

The body has not been identified or recovered at this time.

The search was carried out by four crews from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service and the Urban Search and Rescue team, supported by other emergency services.

The 10 strong Urban Search and Rescue team, which is based in Exeter, used a range of specialist equipment to help stabilise the property so the search could take place.

The Council is continuing to work with the emergency services and the Health and Safety Executive to carry out a thorough investigation into the cause of the landslip.

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