Body found in search for missing teenage swimmer

Police searching for a teenager who went missing while swimming in the sea at Clacton in Essex have found a body.

A member of the public made the discovery near Clacton Pier shortly before 8am this morning. (Saturday 28 July)

Ben Quartermaine

Police have provisionally identified him as 15-year-old Ben Quartermaine who went missing on Thursday evening.

The death is not being treated as suspicious but the cause of death is currently unknown and enquiries are ongoing.