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Scots pupils discover body on beach on school trip

Children from Dundee High School made the grim find during a geography field trip.

Beach: Children ushered away by teachers.
Beach: Children ushered away by teachers. Geograph by Scott Robinson / Cropped

Pupils from a Scots school have discovered a body during a geography field trip.

Children from Dundee High School were carrying out coastal erosion surveys on a beach in Flamborough, North Yorkshire, when they found the body of a man on Monday.

The Higher geography pupils were ushered away by teachers before moving 20 miles away to resume their fieldwork.

A letter seen by STV News from deputy head David Brett said: "The group became aware that there was what appeared to be a body on the beach a little distance away.

"The staff confirmed this was the case and immediately called the Police who also involved the Coastguard. They are now attending to the matter. It seems it was the body of an adult male.

"I should just reassure you that the pupils were moved away as soon as it became apparent what had happened.

"They are all safe and well and are continuing with their fieldwork at another location as normally as possible under the circumstances."

It added: "Given that this could be an upsetting experience, they have been assured that, if they wish to, they should discuss any of the issues and emotions raised in relation to the incident with their teachers on the trip.

"Following their return, the pupils will be advised to seek the support of their guidance teachers in the first instance, if required, to help process their experience.

"The police are obviously pursuing their normal enquiries but as I understand it our pupils will not be required to make any further statements."

A Humberside Police spokesman said: "At 11am on Monday morning, the body of a man was discovered on Selwicks Bay, Flamborough.

"The man has not yet been identified and the circumstances are to be established."

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