A dogwalker has discovered a man’s body on a Lancashire beach.
The body was discovered at Rossall, Fleetwood, a mile from land on Monday night and recovered by the coastguard.
Lancashire police said enquiries are underway to identify the man and his death is being treated as unexplained.
Det Insp Bev Foster said: “We believe this man has only been in the water for a short period of time and we are doing all we can to find out who he is and how he came to be in the water.
“I would urge anybody that has any information that could assist us with our investigation to contact police on 101.”
The man is described as his late 40s to mid-60s. He is 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in, clean shaven with light brown, balding hair and blue eyes.
He wore black clothing with black tracksuit bottoms and black cotton trousers over the top, a blue button up jacket and black lace up shoes.