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Teenager found dead in woodland at Blackwater near Truro

By WBMiles  |  Posted: March 01, 2013

A teenager was found dead in woodland at Blackwater near Truro.

A teenager was found dead in woodland at Blackwater near Truro.

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A teenager has been found dead in a village near Truro.

The 16-year-old was discovered in woodland at Blackwater by two other boys.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said the discovery was reported to them at 4.10pm on Wednesday.

The teenager has been named locally as Alex Philbey and is understood to have taken his own life.

The police spokesman said the boys who made the discovery were unable to resuscitate him.

Police said they were not treating the death as suspicious.

Alex was a student at Truro College and is thought to be a former pupil at Richard Lander.

Cheryl Mewton, director of studies at Truro College said: "Staff and students are greatly saddened by this tragic news.

"Alex was making good progress on his course. Our thoughts are with his family at this very difficult time."

The death has been reported to the coroner.

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