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Water tornado spotted in Sussex

The unusual weather was seen over Selsey at the weekend Credit: ITV Meridian

The water tornado that was seen over Sussex at the weekend was an unusual sight for residents.

Just as the name implies, tornadic waterspouts start as tornadoes do, from intense, rotating thunderstorms and generally happen in warm temperatures with high humidity.

The water tornado seen in the sky above Selsey Credit: ITV Meridian

Waterspout 'tornado' swept along West Sussex coast

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Goodwood Festival of Speed continues until Sunday

Goodwood Festival of Speed is underway

The annual Goodwood Festival of Speed continues in earnest today at Goodwood House in West Sussex. This year's centrepiece is a sculpture celebrating 120 years of Mercedes Benz involvement in motor sport.

Sculpture celebrating one hundred and twenty years of Mercedes Benz

Visitors on Friday will have the chance to watch drivers try out the hill climb.

Mother & daughter struggling in sea rescued by RNLI

RNLI lifeguards in Littlehampton have carried out their first rescue of the season today. A mother and daughter - both adults - were struggling with their inflatable in a strong offshore breeze off Littlehampton East beach in West Sussex.

RNLI lifeguard Brittany Jones, spotted the two women and paddeled out to them using her rescue board. She then helped them to keep afloat until ifeguards from Littlehampton West Tim Walton and Dan Seagrove Castle were able to launch the inshore rescue boat to bring them all safely to shore.

RNLI lifeguards will patrol the beaches at Littlehampton until 7 September.

‘It was a busy day on the beach, but I spotted the two women just outside of the lifeguard zone and they looked like they were having trouble getting back to shore.

‘It’s situations like this where your training really kicks in. Thankfully, it was a happy ending, but we would advise all those visiting a beach to stay in an area where the lifeguards can see you, and if in danger, call for help immediately.’

– Brittany Jones, RNLI lifeguard

Man's body found at waste site "could have slept in bin"

Police are investigating whether a Hastings man, whose body was found at a waste disposal site in West Sussex, may have fallen asleep in a bin.

Ben Far, from St Leonards, was discovered at the Rudford Industrial estate near Ford on Tuesday.

A post mortem examination showed the 28-year-old died from being crushed.

Detective Inspector Jim McKnight said:

It is likely that Ben's body was brought to the site by lorry having been taken from a commercial refuse bin. The refuse bin could be from a number of locations but is likely to be from a coastal location in West Sussex.

His death is being treated as unexplained and the investigation is ongoing into the circumstances.

We are appealing to anyone who may have seen or heard from Ben from April 15th to contact police with information as we are trying to build up a picture of his movements.

Ben had links to St Leonards and Hastings and was also known to frequent the Brighton area.

– Detective Inspector Jim McKnight, Sussex Police
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