Police helicopter searching over Eastbourne

The Sussex Police helicopter was seen hovering over the Eastbourne area yesterday (October 21).

Monday, 22nd October 2018, 10:50 am
Updated Monday, 22nd October 2018, 11:55 am
Sussex Police Helicopter

Residents reported seeing the aircraft flying low over the Shinewater area at around 7pm on Sunday evening.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said a search was carried out following concerns for a paraglider in the area.

They said there was no trace and units stood down.

Meanwhile, Hastings and Bexhill Coastguard were tasked following a report of a paraglider in difficulty in the Normans Bay area yesterday (Sunday).

The Coastguard said, together with Sussex Police and the police helicopter from Redhill, teams carried out a shoreline search.

A spokesperson said, “With nothing found untoward we were stood down and returned to station.”