Dead body found on frozen beach after ‘man goes kitesurfing’ in sub-zero weather

A man found dead on a frozen beach is thought to have gone kitesurfing in sub-zero temperatures, police have said.

The man, in his 50s, was discovered by a member of the public at Walberswick Beach in Suffolk shortly before 3.20pm.

Suffolk Police, HM Coastguard and East of England Ambulance Service attended the scene but he sadly died after receiving medical attention.

In a statement, the force said the man is believed to have gone kitesurfing despite the freezing temperatures.

At the time, the outside temperature was -1 degrees celsius with snow forecast, so below water temperatures would have been even colder.

The man’s next of kin have been informed and a file is in the process of being prepared for the coroner.

It is understood the force are not treating the man’s death as suspicious.

Police are now calling for anyone who may have seen the man, or have information about the incident, to come forward.

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A spokesperson for Suffolk Police said: "Emergency services were called at 3:20pm on Sunday (February 7), to reports of concern for safety of a man in the sea off Walberswick beach.

"The man in his 50s, who is thought to have been kite-surfing, was found by members of the public on the shore.

"Despite receiving medical attention, the man sadly died at the scene. His next of kin have been informed.

"An investigation into the incident is continuing but at this stage there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances. A file will be prepared for the coroner in due course."

If you have any information, contact 101, or visit, and quote CAD 189 of 7th February.

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