Body found in water near Eastbourne

A body was found in the water near Eastbourne on Wednesday (March 31).

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 5:12 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 11:07 am
Eastbourne RNLI. SUS-200630-161644001

Police say they were called at around 11.20am after personal belongings were found at Cow Gap.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “A search of the area was carried out with the assistance of HM Coastguard.

“Sadly, the body of a man was recovered from the water by the RNLI a short while later.

“There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances and the coroner’s office has been informed.”

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