Fishermen have found a shoe containing suspected human bones off the County Down coast, police have said.
Officers were alerted to the discovery by fishermen in Ardglass at about 18:30 BST on Wednesday.
They reported finding a shoe and sock in the water, containing what they believed to be bones.
A police spokesman said the bones "do appear to be human remains". They have been take to a forensic mortuary at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital.