THE body of a young man has been discovered on the beach at St Leonards.
A member of the public found the body at Bridgeway in Bulverhythe at 6.15am on Monday.
His body was found on the sand below the high tide mark. The death is not being treated as suspicious.
An inquest has been opened and adjourned by the Coroner for Hastings Alan Craze.
The cause of death has not been ascertained and more tests were due to take place.
The body has been identified and the next of kin informed.
Sussex Police spokesman Michelle Tugwell confirmed: “The body of a man discovered on the beach at St Leonards-on Sea, has been identified.
“He was discovered at Bridgeway by a member of the public at 6.15am on Monday July 23. His death is not being treated as suspicious.”