A man's body has been recovered and two other men are believed to be missing after a boat sank in the English Channel.

The search for the two missing men was suspended early this afternoon.

Andy Jenkins, controller with the UK Coast Guard, said: "Following an extensive search of the area using multiple assets nothing further has been found at this time so the decision has been made to suspend the search pending further information.

"A review of the incident details will be ongoing through the rest of the day."

One man was rescued after he was found in the water by a fishing vessel two miles from the town's harbour at around 5.50am, the UK Coast Guard said.

A Sussex Police spokesman said it was believed the four men had gone out on a boat from Brighton Marina.