POLICE are trying to identify the body of a woman pulled from the sea in Bognor Regis.
Emergency services were called at 4pm yesterday (August 12) to reports a boat had seen a body in the water.
The lifeboat and helicopter attended and the woman was recovered at 4.45pm a mile out to sea.
She was sadly pronounced dead at 5pm.
The woman’s push bike with a basket on the front was found at the entrance to the alleyway by Aldwick Hundred in Craigwell Lane.
It was locked to a post and a bag and coat were found at the other end of the alleyway by the beach.
Detective Constable Claire Daysh said: “We have been unable to identify the woman at this time and are appealing for anyone with information about who this maybe or who saw her bike or bag and clothing in this area.”
The woman is described as a white, 5’ 5’, 13 stone, of large build, with long wavy dyed brown hair. She had a gold silver ribbon tied to her right wrist and wore a black wrist wallet.
She was wearing a purple t-shirt with the logo Basic Original by South Lodge.
Her death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.
Anyone who has any information should contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting serial 1071 of 12/8.