A DEAD body was removed from the water at Bognor Regis this afternoon (August 12).
The coastguard helicopter and the Selsey lifeboat were called to the sea just south of Bognor Pier, a mile off shore, around 3pm.
A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said although search and rescue resources were used, unfortunately in this instance it was merely for the recovery of the body.
Sussex Police was notified by the coastguard around 4pm.
The matter will now be dealt with by the coroner.