Body found in sea near Tide Mills identified

THE BODY of a man found floating near beauty spot Tide Mills has been identified as Gerald O’Shea, 82, Of Ambleside Avenue, Telscombe Cliffs.

He was spotted by a member of the public on Saturday July 2 in the sea just before 12 noon.

The local lifeguard brought him to shore where he tried to resuscitate him, but sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sussex Police and the Coroner’s Office said the post mortem had not taken place but police were not treating Mr O’Shea’s death as suspicious.