A DOG walker made a grim discovery as a woman’s body was found in Scarborough’s South Bay, it was revealed yesterday.
Her body was later recovered from next to the lifeboat station, alongside West Pier.
It is understood that officers investigating the incident believe that she was from the Beverley area.
A North Yorkshire Police said: “A man walking his dog had seen what he thought was a body in the water. Police recovered the body of a woman.”
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. He said: “She was just in the water and it is believed that the tide was well on the way out at the time of the discovery.”
Officers found documents nearby. The spokesman said: “Undertakers removed the body just after midnight.”
It is believed that the woman was reported missing at 4.15pm on Wednesday. A Humberside Police spokeswoman said they were contacted just before midnight and told that the body of a woman had been found in the South Bay.
She said: “It is not being treated as suspicious and a post- mortem examination is to be carried out.”
One witness, who did not give her name, said that she had seen the police activity and heard that a body had been found in the South Bay.
She added: “People had heard that a body had been found but didn’t know much about it.”