A swimmer has died after being found face down in the sea. 

The man in his mid-60s, who is believed to be from Hove, was swimming out at sea near to the Hove bowling lawns on the A259 Kingsway.

Brighton RNLI crew was launched at 2.20pm on Friday afternoon following reports of a man face down in the water.

By the time they arrived, council lifeguards had pulled him ashore and started CPR.

Ambulance crews arrived soon after but sadly the man was pronounced dead.

Did you know the swimmer? Leave your tributes below, email ben.james@theargus.co.uk or call 01273 544536.