The body of a young man has been found washed up on a beach.
A member of the public discovered the body, of a man in his 20s, on Great Western Beach in Newquay at about 8.30am.
The clothed body was washed up from the sea. Devon and Cornwall Police have cordoned off the area and are investigating.
A police spokesman said: "The family of the man have since been informed of his death. However, how and when he died and how he got into the sea are not known at this time. Our thoughts are clearly with his friends and family at this time."
A police spokesman later added: "The investigation has been ongoing during the day in relation to the young man who was found deceased on Great Western Beach in Newquay this morning. As a result a number of lines of inquiry are being followed.
"We have established that he was involved in an incident in the town earlier in the evening and are speaking to two individuals with regard to this incident.
"There are also a number of other lines of inquiry at this time and we would urge anyone with any further information that they feel may assist us."
He said a post-mortem examination is due to be carried out. Anyone with information is urged to call 101 quoting log 286 of June 2 2012.
In 2009, two teenagers died after falling down the cliffs which line Newquay's seafront after nights out, prompting safety campaigns.
The body of 18-year-old Andrew Curwell, from Saddleworth in Greater Manchester, was found at the foot of cliffs at Great Western Beach on June 28 that year. The next month, Paddy Higgins, 16, from Wokingham in Berkshire, died after falling down cliffs above nearby Tolcarne Beach.