Eastbourne emergency services rescue three people who were cut off by tide

Eastbourne emergency services rescued three people on Wednesday who were cut off by the tide.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:33 am

The RNLI were paged at 12.45pm and requested to launch the inshore lifeboat to assist local Coastguards and their rescue helicopter with the search of a missing person.

On route the inshore lifeboat was diverted to rescue a person that was cut off by the tide at Beachy Head

The person was located and taken back to Holywell.

Meanwhile the all weather lifeboat was assigned to continue with the search for the missing person.

The all weather lifeboat was then re-tasked to rescue another two people who had been cut off by the tide at Seven Sisters.

The two people were recovered and taken ashore at Cuckmere Haven.

A spokesperson for Easbourne RNLI said, “We would like to remind people who are walking along the coast to please check the tide times to enable yourself plenty of time to get to a safety exit point as mobile phone signal is very limited under the cliffs which would make it difficult to alert the emergency services.”