The sea off East Durham has been searched after clothing was found on Seaham beach.
And Durham Constabulary have appealed for help in identifying a man it is thought to belong to.
They are appealing for help to identify him and establish his address.
Hartlepool RNLI inshore lifeboat and volunteer crew searched the sea between Horden and Seaham this morning.
The inshore lifeboat launched at 11am and made a thorough search for more than an hour but found nothing.
The crew was stood down by Humber Coastguard at 12.10pm and returned to Hartlepool lifeboat station at 12.30pm.
Anyone who can help to identify the man pictured should contact Durham Police, Tel 101 re log DHM-29052017-0106