THE body of a man - believed to be missing dad Paul Morris - has been discovered off a Fylde beach.
A bait digger reported the discovery to police at 8.40am today off Fleetwood beach.
No formal identification has taken place but police believe it is Mr Morris, 41, from South Shore.
His family have been informed.
Mr Morris was walking his dog along the Promenade at just after midnight on New Year’s Day when he was swept into the sea.
Despite extensive searches, his body had not been discovered.
A file will now be passed to HM coroner.
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