A search for two missing men in the sea in the Shoreham area has been suspended, pending further information.
The UK Coastguard coordinated the search after a man was found in the water just before 6am yesterday approximately 2 miles from Shoreham Harbour.
The five-metre boat left Shoreham Harbour shortly after 12 midnight for a pleasure fishing trip and according to the 45-year-old survivor was struck and sunk around 2am. He was rescued just before 6am after clinging to a buoy for some hours and was picked up by Shoreham Lifeboat. He was taken to hospital where he remained on Sunday evening under observation, but in a stable condition.
The four men, two of which are related, are all Romanian nationals; two are from Brighton and two, including the survivor, are from London. Their family have all been told.
HM Coastguard’s search and rescue helicopters from Lydd and Lee-on-Solent, together with Coastguard Rescue Teams from Shoreham and Littlehampton and RNLI lifeboats from Shoreham and Brighton plus several other local vessels have all been involved in the search.