Coastguard and police helicopters join major rescue on Eastbourne seafront

Coastguard teams on scene at Eastbourne Pier, photo by Pete Abel
Coastguard teams on scene at Eastbourne Pier, photo by Pete Abel

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

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.