The body of a woman has been pulled from the sea after being found in the water off the seaside town of Saltburn.
Cleveland Police said officers were called to Saltburn beach on Sunday afternoon by ambulance service colleagues who were responding to reports of a body in the water.
"Sadly the body of a female was recovered from the sea shortly afterwards," the force said.
It said formal identification was yet to take place, adding: "Our thoughts are with the family of the deceased person at this very difficult time."
Enquiries into the circumstances of the woman's death are ongoing, the force added.
The tragic discovery happened off the North Yorkshire seaside town of Saltburn, or Saltburn-by-the-Sea, a Victorian seaside resort popular as a tourist spot.
The incident comes as the family of a 17-year-old boy who died after being pulled from the sea in Bournemouth issued a heartfelt tribute to him.
Joe Abbess and a 12-year-old girl died in an incident involving 10 swimmers last week. Dorset Police is investigating the incident.
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In a statement, Joe's family described him as "kind and generous, loving and caring, hardworking and funny".
"Joe was a talented trainee chef, with a bright future ahead of him... we are so sorry he will never fulfil his dreams and ambitions," they said.
They said Joe had been enjoying a day at the beach, adding: "We would like to thank his friends and all of the emergency services who helped him, when this tragedy unfolded."