A woman whose body was found on Morecambe beach is thought to have drowned, said police.
Susan Alston, 51, was found at around 5.30am on Saturday on the beach near Morecambe’s Clock Tower.
Police believe Ms Alston, from Lancaster, had been on a night out with friends on Friday evening.
She was last seen on Pedder Street at 2am. Her body was discovered by a passerby just beneath the high tide line on the beach.
Detective Superintendent Neil Esseen, who is leading the investigation, said: “This has been an absolutely tragic incident for all involved.
“Following a number of enquiries, we are happy that there was no third party involvement in Susan’s death and so, although police are continuing to investigate, it is not being treated as suspicious in any way.
“We are however still trying to piece together exactly how Susan came to be in the water, so I would continue urge anyone who saw her in the early hours of Saturday morning in the area to contact us.”
The provisional results of the post mortem examination is that the cause of death was drowning.
A large section of Morecambe Promenade and its central beach was closed off following the discovery.
Ms Alston is described as being white, around 5’2 with fair hair. She was wearing black trousers, black wedge platform shoes, a blue ‘sparkly’ top and a beige jacket.
Any witnesses or anybody who may have any information is asked to call police on 101.