A man has died at the DGH after an emergency at sea this morning.

He was recovered from the sea off the coast of Hastings.

He fell from a commercial fishing boat and was airlifted to Eastbourne District General Hospital but died there,

A Maritime and Coastguard Agency spokesperson said: “At 9.30am today (29th July), HM Coastguard received a report of a Mayday broadcast from a fishing vessel with two people onboard, south of Hastings.

“The coastguard helicopter from Lydd and Hastings RNLI lifeboats were sent to assist.

“One casualty from the vessel was flown to Eastbourne Hospital.”