Mystery surrounds the grim discovery of a body on Rossall Beach – the third body washed up in the port in just over a year.
Police are appealing for information following the discovery,made by a dog walker in the Rossall area on Monday at 5.40pm.
Officers are keen to identify the man so they can find out what happened to him, and contact relatives about the tragedy.
The body was approximately one mile out from land and was recovered with the assistance of the Coastguard.
As enquiries continue to identify the man, police say the death is being treated as unexplained.
Detective Inspector Bev Foster said: “We believe this man has only been in the water for a short period of time and we are doing all we can to find out who he is and how he came to be in the water.
“I would urge anybody that has any information that could assist us with our investigation to contact police on 101.”
The man is described as being white and aged somewhere between his his late 40s and mid-60s.
He is 5ft 8 to 10in tall, of medium build, clean shaven with light brown balding hair and blue eyes. He is smart in appearance and was wearing black clothing with black tracksuit bottoms and black cotton trousers over the top, a blue button up jacket and black lace up shoes.
It is not the first time a body has been washed up in Fleetwood. Just over a year ago, the bodies of two men were found within a week, in unrelated incidents, one on Fleetwood Beach, the other in the port’s docks area.