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Family of missing swimmer told body has been found on Suffolk beach

Lawrence Gibbs went missing after entering the sea at Pakefield Credit: ITV News Anglia.

The family of a swimmer who went missing at a Suffolk beach has been told a body has been found.

Lawrence Gibbs was last seen entering the sea at Pakefield, near Lowestoft, on Saturday October 20.

Police said a body was found on the beach at nearby Kessingland just before 8.40am today (Friday November 9).

Officers said the death was being treated as unexplained but is not thought to be suspicious.

Mr Gibbs' family has been told about the discovery although formal identification has not yet taken place.