AN inquest has been opened into the death of a talented South Tyneside boxer.
The body of Dale Lincoln, 21, from Horsley Hill, South Shields, was found at the bottom of cliffs at Marsden, on Monday.
Emergency services were scrambled to the coast at around 10am after reports that a Citroen car was seen in the water having gone over cliffs near the Grotto pub.
A part of the beach was closed off while investigations were carried out.
Dale’s body was transferred by a volunteer lifeboat crew to South Shields ferry landing where they were met by funeral directors.
South Tyneside coroner Terence Carney today opened and adjourned an inquest into his death.
A post mortem examination has been carried out and the coroner is awaiting its results.
Nicknamed ‘The Kid’, Dale was a popular member of Horsley Hill Amateur Boxing Club, who last year defended his Tyne Tees and Wear 57 kilo crown for the third time.