A man has been found dead at the foot of Beachy Head.
Eastbourne Lifeboat and the Coastguard were on a training exercise when they were called to the scene at 4.30pm yesterday (18 April).
Sussex Police say he has been identified as a 44-year-old man, reported missing from Essex and that his next of kin has been informed.
His body was airlifted to Eastbourne DGH by the coastguard helicopter.
His death is not being treated as suspicious and the matter has been passed to the coroner’s officer. An inquest will open in due course.