Coastguard and police helicopters join major rescue on Eastbourne seafront

A multi-agency rescue operation was launched on Eastbourne seafront last night (April 9).

Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 10:43 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th April 2019, 11:37 am
Coastguard teams on scene at Eastbourne Pier, photo by Pete Abel

Coastguard and police helicopters joined Coastguard teams, Eastbourne Lifeboats and police after reports a person had gone into the sea at around 9.30pm.

The RNLI sent two lifeboats to the scene near the Grand Hotel, where a woman was located with the help of the Lydd Coastguard helicopter’s heat detection technology.

She was taken safely into the care of ambulance teams, a spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.