Today, on Monday, June 20, Northumbria Police confirmed that emergency services attended the scene and a man has died.
A spokesperson said: “Shortly after 5.40am on Saturday (June 18) police received a report a vehicle had gone into the sea, near Souter Lighthouse.
“Officers and emergency services attended the scene and sadly the body of a 29-year-old man was recovered from the vehicle.
“The man’s next of kin have been contacted and are being supported by specialist officers at this time.
“There is not believed to be any third party involvement and a report is being prepared for the coroner.”