A man has died after he got into difficulties while helping a child in an inflatable ring off the coast of West Sussex.
Coastguard rescue teams pulled the man from the water off West Wittering Beach and administered CPR but he sadly passed away.
In a separate incident a man is in a serious condition in hospital after getting into difficulties in the water at Brighton beach.
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A dull and damp start but it will become drier and brighter from the north this afternoon but stay cold and windy.
A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.