Eastbourne lifeboat sent to ‘upturned dinghy’ at sea

Eastbourne RNLI was called to reports of an upturned dinghy 13 miles at sea this afternoon (May 1).

Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 8:15 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st May 2019, 8:18 pm
Eastbourne Lifeboat SUS-180405-133249001

The all weather lifeboat and its crew was sent to the incident in The Channel after receiving a report from a light aircraft at around 5.20pm.

An RNLI spokesman confirmed that it was a false alarm with good intent and that what was believed to be an upturned dinghy was in fact a piece of plastic floating in the water.

The piece of plastic was recovered before the crew headed back to the station.