There will be no criminal investigation into what happened in the lead up to a man’s body being pulled from the sea at Seaburn.
Officers from Northumbria Police and members of the HM Coastguard team were called just after 2pm on Wednesday when clothes were spotted on the beach by lifeguards and a man was seen in the water.
The lifeguards were able to recover the man from the sea using a jet ski, with the RNLI also involved in the alert.
Paramedics worked on the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Great North Air Ambulance was called in and landed on the sands, but was not needed.
In the aftermath of the incident, police said officers were trying to establish how the man came to in the water and appealed for witnesses.
The force has now said its inquiry has come to a close and a file will be prepared for the coroner if requested.
South Tyneside Coroner’s Office said it was unable to disclose any information about the man’s identity.