The family of a Moorlands man who was found dead on Fleetwood beach say they are devastated.
The body of 76 year-old George Wiskin was discovered on Friday.
A post mortem revealed he died of natural causes.
In a statement his family said: "Not only was he a loving husband, father, brother and uncle, but he was cherished and respected by people from all works of life in educational, health, political and church communities in Leek and beyond.
"We have felt tangible concern from friends and colleagues during this very difficult time."