A body was recovered on Friday, January 5th, during a coordinated emergency operation involving Shoreham Lifeboat and other emergency services. The Shoreham Inshore Lifeboat (ILN) was initially paged to launch by the Coastguard, followed by the All-Weather Lifeboat (ALB) at around 1:45 pm. The lifeboats were assisted by Coastguard teams from Littlehampton and Shoreham, Sussex Police, and the South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb).
The recovery operation took place near Southwick Beach, adjacent to the east arm of the port, where a cordon was established by the emergency services.
A spokesperson from Sussex Police confirmed the recovery of the body and stated that the next of kin have been informed. She added, “The body was recovered with the assistance of Coastguard and lifeboat crews. The investigation is ongoing, and the coroner’s officer has been informed. No further information is available at this time.”
Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses and more information becomes available.