TRAGIC: The Balcony of Europe near where the body of a middle-aged man was found dead on Monday

THE dead body of a middle-aged man has been found on a popular tourist beach in Nerja.

Emergency services were called at 3:25pm on Monday after the corpse was found about 50m from the shore in front of the Balcony of Europe.

The body appeared fully clothed, and local paper Sur reported that speculations about it being from a suicide or a migrant trying to enter Spain, had not been ruled out.

Authorities transferred the body to a shelter nearby for forensic examinations and police subsequently cordoned off the surrounding area.

The Public Health Emergencies Company, Maritime Rescue, Guardia Civil and Policia Local all attended the scene.

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