Holidaymakers spotted the body at the water’s edge at Sennen Cove last September, and police recovered the remains of a man was only wearing a pair of socks (Image: PA)

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Mystery surrounds the death of a man whose naked body was found washed up in a beauty spot cove after being spotted by tourists.

The man was discovered at Sennen Cove in rough sea conditions, but police have been left with no leads as to who the man may be, despite widespread inquiries and checks on missing persons, an inquest heard.

Holidaymakers spotted the body at the water's edge at Sennen Cove last September, and police recovered the remains of a man was only wearing a pair of socks.

Other than the fact he was white, aged in his 40s, six feet tall and balding, nothing more has been discovered about him, reports Cornwall Live.

Detective constable Jon Dash told the Truro inquest last week that there was no third-party involvement in the mystery man’s death.

The man's body was found in Sennen Cove after being spotted by holidaymakers
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He said his DNA and fingerprints were taken but there were no matches on the police national database, the missing persons' bureau, immigration database, or Interpol.

He said there had been no reports of abandoned vehicles in local car parks and a drone examined the coastal path between Cape Cornwall and Land's End but found no abandoned clothing or point of entry into the sea.

DC Dash said checks were made to see if anyone was missing from shipping but again nothing was forthcoming.

Coastguards and lifeguards said the beach was red flagged on the day because the waves were 10 feet high and weather conditions were 'horrific'.

A post mortem examination said the man died from a traumatic head injury, drowning and a cliff fall – rNLI stock image
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A post mortem examination said the man died from a traumatic head injury, drowning and a cliff fall.

The assistant Cornwall coroner Stephen Covell said: "The unknown male fell from cliffs and entered the water still alive but probably not conscious where he drowned."

He recorded a narrative conclusion and said: "The deceased died as a result of a significant head injury and drowned in water consistent with a cliff fall.

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"It is unknown how and why he fell and how he entered the water.

"He said it was 'regrettable' that he had not been identified and that he has a grieving family somewhere who do not know what has happened to him.

DC Dash said of such deaths: "It is unusual but not unheard of. I am afraid I don't have any theories."