Two men have died after diving in the English Channel near Eastbourne, police have said.
The men, believed to be in their 40s and from outside Sussex, had been with a group of divers when they got into difficulty at 1.40pm.
Both were airlifted to the Eastbourne District General Hospital where they later died.
DCI Mark Ling said: "Tragically two divers have died after getting into difficulty while diving in the Channel. We are informing their families and will be conducting an investigation into the circumstances."