A post-mortem examination after a man's death at a Hythe beach has today proved inconclusive.
Further tests will be carried out to determine the cause of death of the victim, who had to be pulled in from the water by police on Friday.
The post mortem was carried out at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford.
Police at the spot where a body washed up on the beach at Hythe. Picture: Gary Browne
Central and South East Kent Coroner Rachel Redman will await the further test results and police report.
The identity of the victim, believed to be a local man in his 40s, has not so far been publicly confirmed.
Police said the death is unexplained, but not suspicious.
Police investigate where the body was found on the beach
They had been alerted at 3.50pm after a member of the public saw the body midway between the Mercure Hythe Imperial hotel and Princes Parade's junction with the A259 at Seabrook.
It is understood to have been in the water a few feet from the shore and the victim was thought to have been swimming at the time.
Paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service were called and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.