THE search for two fishermen, who went missing after their fishing boat sank off the coast of Newhaven, has now ended.

Units helping with the search today included Newhaven and Eastbourne RNLI lifeboats and Eastbourne and Birling Gap Coastguard Rescue Teams.

Eastbourne RNLI joined other agencies for most of yesterday searching for two fishermen lost from a commercial trawler that capsized

That search was called off at 2.30pm today.

Joanna C sunk off the coast of Newhaven at about 6am yesterday morning with three crew members on board.

The men have now been named locally as Dave Bickerstaff, Adam Harper and Robert Morley.

Mr Bickerstaff was reportedly found clinging to a lifebuoy by Newhaven RNLI yesterday morning and has now been taken to hospital.

Bickerstaff Fishing, a fresh fish retailers and wholesalers in Newhaven, has shared a picture of a candle online.

The boat is a 45ft scalloping vessel registered in Brixham, the Coastguard said.