The body of a man which was located on the beach at Instow has been identified.
Police were called by the Coastguard at 2.20pm on Thursday 17 January following reports that the body of a man had been located on the North Devon Beach.
An appeal was issued to help identify the man. It has since been confirmed that it was is the body of 54 year old Gary Shepherd-Mason who had been reported missing from Carmarthen since 15th November.
Gary’s family have been informed.
Police would like to thank the public for their response and assistance in the appeal.