Body is found in the sea near West Sussex beach

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THE body of a man has been discovered on a sand bar at West Wittering.

Police were called to the beach at 4.17pm today after a kayaker discovered the body.

The body has been recovered by HM Coastguard.

The man has not yet been identified, but emergency services were called to West Wittering on Monday following concerns for a man who was seen in the water.

The man was reported to be in his 20s and from London, but, despite extensive searches, could not be found.