Harwich: Body Found After Ferry Plunge

Police who had been searching for two men seen jumping from a ferry off the coast of Essex have recovered a body.

Harwich Port

A major search was launched after the men, thought to be Albanians refused entry to the UK, went overboard from the Stena Britannica ferry off Harwich, on February 26th .

Suffolk Police said they had been contacted by a member of the public at about 12.30pm today (Thursday 20th March) reporting a body on a beach near Buregate Road, Felixstowe.

The body appeared to have been in the water for some time, the force added.

A spokesman said: "The body is believed to be that of a man.

"Police are making efforts to identify him and have found a quantity of euro currency on the body.

"Suffolk Police are liaising with their Essex counterparts following the find."

Eleven people were arrested in the Netherlands as part of a "human smuggling" investigation following the incident.

The UK Border Agency confirmed 13 people who had arrivied at Harwich by ferry had been refused entry to the country.

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