Emergency services called to incident on Eastbourne pier

Eastbourne lifeboats
Eastbourne lifeboats

Police and lifeboats were called to an incident on the pier this afternoon (Monday).

The emergency services were reportedly sent to a young man in distress on the wrong side of the railings at around 12.42pm.

A spokesperson for Eastbourne RNLI said, “There was a young man distressed on the wrong side of the railings.

“We were called as safety back up. Police managed to grab control of the chap and he was okay.”

Sussex Police said officers were called to the end of the pier after reports of concern for the welfare of a 16-year-old boy.

A spokesperson said, “Officers spoke to him and he came back to the right side of the railings 20 minutes later.”