Emergency services including the search and rescue helicopter were called to an incident near Eastbourne this morning, the Maritime and Coastguard has confirmed.
A spokesman for the coastguard said the Eastbourne, Birling Gap and Newhaven Coastguard Rescue Teams, along with Eastbourne RNLI lifeboat and the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter were sent in a response to the incident.
The spokesman said the incident is being led by Sussex Police and therefore could not provide further information.
A Sussex Police spokesman confirmed there was an incident at approximately 7.15am.
However, he could not confirm the nature of the incident at this time.
More to follow.