Body of man found on beach in South Shields named

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THE body of man found on the beach in South Shields has been identified.

Police were called to the area near to Marsden Grotto on January 15 after reports of a man walking into the sea.

A huge search was launched, but despite an extensive rescue operation no one was found.

However, the following day, officers searching the beach area discovered the body of a man.

He has now been named as Peter Thomas Coutts, 48, of Beach Road, South Shields.

An investigation by the coroner has been launched into his death.


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