The Bermuda Police Service (BPS) has confirmed the death of a 63-year-old man believed to be swimming near Astwood Walk in Warwick, before his body was discovered.

Police responded to a report of a lifeless body washed ashore on a beach shortly before 6pm on Sunday (Aug 28).

A spokeswoman said: “Police cordoned off the area whilst the scene was being processed. An investigation surrounding the circumstances of his death has begun. An autopsy is anticipated, to determine the exact cause of death.

“The Bermuda Police Service is appealing to anyone who may have been in the area, in particular, the beach area know as “100 Steps Beach” to call  211.

“No further information will be given until the next of kin have been notified.”