[P]olice are currently investigating after a body was found on a beach in Whitley Bay, North Tyneside at around 8.20am this morning (Saturday December 30).
The body has since been identified as that of Adam Langwell, who was 25 and from Whitley Bay. His next of kin have been informed.
Officers are carrying out enquiries into the incident and the death is currently being treated as unexplained with a post-mortem arranged for tomorrow.
Police are urging anyone who may have information, or may have seen Adam, to contact officers on 101 quoting reference number 247 30/12/17.