Major emergency search at Beachy Head
Emergency services were called to a search at Beachy Head last night (Sunday). '¨
Police, the RNLI, coastguard and the coastguard helicopter were called to the area near the Belle Tout lighthouse after a ‘personal item’ was reportedly found at the edge of the cliffs at around 8.05pm.
A spokesperson for Sussex Police said, “An extensive search was conducted of both the cliffs and water but nothing was found.”
Meanwhile a spokesperson for Eastbourne RNLI said crews were called after chaplains found an energy drink left on the edge and said a heat source was discovered on the beach below.
They said, “We sent two boats out there in horrible weather, they had a long look and nothing was found.”
Photo by Dan Jessup.