UPDATE: Body of man found on West Wittering sand bar

West Wittering beach
West Wittering beach

THE body of man was discovered on a sand bar at West Wittering today (Wednesday, September 4).

Police were called to the beach at 4.17pm when a member of the public who was kayaking discovered the body.

It has been recovered by HM Coastguard.

The man has not yet been identified, but emergency services were called to West Wittering beach on Monday (September 2) following concern for a man who was seen in the water and had not been seen for some time.

The man, in his 20s, from London, was last seen up to his shoulders in the water between the beach and the sand bar at around 4pm and 4.30pm.

The coastguard and helicopter searched the area between 6.45pm and 9pm.

The search started again at 5am on Tuesday but no-one was found.