Two-year-old found floating in lifejacket

A two-year-old child found floating face down in a lifejacket off Littlehampton was confirmed dead at hospital in West Sussex.

The child was recovered from the sea by two yachtsmen. Later an abandoned inflatable was found in the same area.

MCA spokesman Mark Clark said he was mystified as to what had happened. Efforts are being made to try and find the child’s family.