An inquest has been opened and adjourned into the death of Hebburn man Craig Millward.
The 24-year-old was seen leaving a bar in Newcastle’s Bigg Market in the early hours of May 5 and was last spotted at 1.30am, on Green Lane, in Gateshead, walking towards the cycle path on the riverside.
Police believed he intended to return to his home, in Hebburn, but he failed to arrive at the house he shares with partner, Katie Marie-Clare Kellett, and was later reported missing.
Police searching for him pulled a body from the River Tyne on Sunday, May 31.
A spokesman for Northumbria Police said: “Police are now in a position to name a man who was found in the River Tyne on Sunday, May 31, as Craig Millward, aged 24, from Hebburn. Our sympathies remain with the family at this dificult time.”
Newcastle Coroner’s Office has opened and adjourned an inquest.
Tributes to Craig have been posted on a Facebook page, Find Geordie Craig, that was dedicated to tracking him down after he went missing.