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Body recovered inside harbour

The Royal Gibraltar Police recovered the body of a man in the harbour on Wednesday morning.

The body was spotted by a member of the public in the sea by the Mid Harbour Small Boats marina in the area behind St Bernard’s Hospital.

The body, which appears to have been in the sea for some time, was recovered at around 11.20am and the identity of the person has not yet been confirmed.

An RGP spokesman confirmed the body had been brought ashore and a Coroner’s investigation has been opened.

Police have not ruled out that he could be one of four Moroccan migrants who went missing after their boat sank in the Bay of Gibraltar on February 7.

The body appears to have been in the sea for some time and the spokesman confirmed attempts have been made to contact the four Moroccan families.

The Coroner has opened an investigation to establish the man’s identity and the circumstances of his death, the spokesman added.

A post-mortem will be conducted in the coming days.

A separate Coroner’s investigation is under way after the body of another man was recovered 10 days ago off the Detached Mole.

A post-mortem has been carried out and efforts are under way to confirm this man’s identity.

Police believe he too could be one of the four missing migrants, although this has not been confirmed as yet.

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