THE Body of a man has been recovered from the sea after a boat crew spotted him floating in the water.

HM Coastguard recovered the man's body near the Rampion Offshore Wind Farm this morning.

Crew members of a boat in the area saw a man floating in the water and alerted the coastguard.

The RNLI Shoreham lifeboat was launched to retrieve the body.

The lifeboat returned to Brighton Marina shortly after 9am.

The man has not yet been identified, but police do not think it is one of the two men still missing after their boat was hit and sunk by a larger vessel off Shoreham on Sunday.