Body found on Brighton beach near Palace Pier

Posted On 30 Sep 2017 at 2:02 pm

A man’s body has been found on a Brighton beach near the Palace Pier, Sussex Police said this afternoon (Saturday 30 September).

The force said at lunchtime: “Following an extensive search for a 28-year-old man reported missing in the sea near Brighton’s Palace Pier on Saturday morning (30 September), a body was discovered on the beach just west of the pier.

“Sadly, it is believed to be that of the missing man.

“The coroner’s officer has been notified and next of kin informed.”

A man in just his boxer shorts was reported to have gone into the sea just east of the pier at about 7.30am.

The coastguard helicopter, the Brighton and Shoreham RNLI lifeboats and Sussex Police were all involved in a search of the sea and shore for more than three hours.

During the search, the coastguard helicopter was diverted to the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm for a medical evacuation.

A man was flown to the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, although it was not clear whether the man had had a medical emergency or an accident.

  1. david Reply

    one of my best friends and I never knew how much I loved you till you gone. you were the best person I ever knew. I swear to god. I miss you so much.

    • Z Reply

      What exactly happened? I was walking the dog while the search was on. Such a sad scene

  2. Frank Reply

    Hi Brother you was a music genius,thanks to you today I’ve a better life..last year u told me 1 word and my life change.
    We spent so much quality time never be bored in ours conversation you was there for me like no one..I will pray for you my good wonderful friend..I love you Tom I miss you so much

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