COUNTY NEWS: BREAKING NEWS: Coastguard recovers body from sea near wind farm

The body is not believed to be that of one of the men missing since Sunday's boat collision. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell
The body is not believed to be that of one of the men missing since Sunday's boat collision. Pictures: Eddie Mitchell

HM Coastguard has recovered the body of a man from the sea off the coast of Sussex this morning.

Crew of a boat in the area spotted a man floating in the water and alerted the Coastguard, a police spokesman said.

The body was found near the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm, police say.

The RNLI Shoreham lifeboat was launched to retrieve the body, which was returned to shore at Brighton Marina just after 9am.

The man has not yet been identified, but is not believed to be one of the two men still missing after their small boat was struck and sunk by a larger vessel off Shoreham about 12.30am on Sunday.