Police name man who died after going missing in the sea at Sunderland

Rescue services at Hendon beach on Monday afternoon

Rescue services at Hendon beach on Monday afternoon

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POLICE have named the man found dead on a Sunderland beach.

Alex Hardy, 32, from the Stockton area, went missing in the sea after going in to retrieve his dog at Hendon beach yesterday.

A woman who was with him, also in her 30s, was rescued and taken to hospital.

Mr Hardy’s body was found on the beach near Ocean Road in Grangetown this morning.