From Devon & Cornwall Police:
Police were called at around 6.20am on Saturday 22 August with reports that a body had been found on the beach near Orcombe Point in Exmouth.
Emergency services attended the scene and a 16-year-old local boy was sadly declared deceased.
The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
This is a desperately sad and tragic incident for everyone involved and our thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends at this difficult time.