LIFEBOAT crewmen were called to reports of a dead body.

Harwich RNLI Lifeboat was launched at 4pm on Saturday after reports from kite surfers of a body floating off the coast of Felixstowe.

The lifeboat did recover a body, which was taken back to the lifeboat station and handed to Essex Police - the investigation has since been handed to Suffolk Police.

No more information has yet been released.