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Appeal to trace dead man's family
Rescue teams on the promenade on Sunday night. Photo: Susie Powell
Rescue teams searched the water in Aberystwyth
Police have launched an appeal to help trace the family of a man who drowned in the sea off Aberystwyth on Sunday.

He has been named as Michael Brown, 63, from Birmingham, but police said they had been unable to trace his next of kin so far.

Mr Brown was seen falling into the water from the promenade railings on Sunday shortly after 2130 GMT.

Coastguards, an inshore lifeboat and an off-duty mountain rescuer were unable to reach him because of the full tide.

His body was eventually recovered from the water when the tide receded.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said : "Police have failed to trace any next of kin or members of Mr Brown's family at present - and are therefore appealing for anyone in his family or friends to contact police at Aberystwyth police station on 0845 3302000."

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