UPDATE: Police have confirmed that a man was found dead at Burrator Reservoir yesterday.

A statement from the police this morning said: ‘ Police were called by the fire service at around 12.35pm on Tuesday, August 23 to Burrator Reservoir, near Yelverton, following reports of concern for the welfare of a man located at the dam.

‘Emergency services attended the scene and a man was confirmed deceased. Police are continuing to make enquiries in order to identify the man.

‘The road was closed for a number of hours whilst officers remained at the scene.’