AN INVESTIGATION is underway after a man was found dead on the beach at Seaton Sluice on Friday afternoon.
The police and ambulance service were called to The Links at 2.45pm, where the man was pronounced dead.
It is believed the man may have been speaking to either a individual or a couple walking a dog shortly before he died and police are keen to trace these people.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said inquiries were in their early stages and they were unable to confirm the cause of death.
Anyone with information should contact police on 03456 043043.