Body found washed up on a beach hours after Storm Noa hit

A body has been found after a major search and rescue operation was launched after missing person report. Sussex Police and coastguard teams from Newhaven, Littlehampton and Shoreham were also at the scene after the alarm was raised at about 16:00 BST. The search was suspended at 22:00 BST but resumed on Thursday morning, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. A body was found on the beach at Saltdean at about 08:15 on Thursday, Sussex Police said.

“An investigation into the circumstances is ongoing, and further updates will be provided in due course,” a police spokesperson said.

A woman’s body was also found in a separate incident off Brighton beach on Tuesday. Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

On Wednesday, East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service tweeted a warning that people should be careful near water in bad weather.

It posted: “Our coast is beautiful but can be very dangerous.”

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