A body recovered has been formally identified as Traiam Dumitrache.

Police have now formally identified a man who died after two boats are believed to have collided near Shoreham.

The man has been named as Traiam Dumitrache, 50, a Romanian national from London.

He was one of four men on a small fishing boat in the early hours of Sunday morning (August, 6), which is believed to have collided with a larger vessel and sunk, according to police.

A man was rescued by commercial fisherman after clinging to a buoy for more than five hours, while Mr Dumitrache’s body was found by HM Coastguard later that morning.

Police said two men remain missing at this time.

The larger vessel has been named as the scallop dredging boat Vertrouwen, which left Shoreham around the time of the incident bound for Grimsby.

Police said they are in touch with the owners, MacDuff Shellfish Ltd, who are co-operating fully with the investigation.