Body found in Brighton during search for swimmer

Search off Brighton for swimmer
Image caption The swimmer is understood to have been visiting Brighton with a group of friends

Rescuers searching for a swimmer who was seen to get into difficulties off Brighton beach have found a body.

The in-shore lifeboat and coastguard units, plus a helicopter and police officers on the beach, had been looking for the man since 14:20 BST.

Members of a watersports club also reportedly joined the search, which was centred between the two piers.

The 24-year-old missing man is understood to be from London and visiting Brighton with friends.

Sussex Police said the body of a man was washed up on the beach just before 17:30 BST.

The identity has not yet been confirmed.

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