Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 12:03 today to assist the Police in the search for a missing person who may have entered the water at Bexhill.

The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene and were tasked to carry out a parallel track search up to 2 miles off-shore between Galley Hill and Cooden Beach Hotel. Hastings Coastguard Rescue Team, Bexhill Coastguard and Sussex Police were searching the shoreline, with nothing found, all resources were stood down at 13:30 – ILB the returned to station.