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Rescue mission launched for missing Brighton swimmer

  • Emergency services launch rescue mission for missing person in Brighton 
  • Unnamed casualty entered sea at 7.30am with lifeboats called in shortly after
  • Rescue mission yet to locate casualty and are now scaling back the search  
  • Coastguards, police, ambulances as well as a helicopter and a RNLI lifeboat used in search

Emergency services are searching for a missing person who was last seen going into the sea on the Brighton beach early this morning.

Coastguards, police, ambulances as well as a helicopter and a RNLI lifeboat were launched to locate the casualty who was seen entering the sea just east of the Palace Pier. 

 

Emergency services are searching for a missing person who was seen going into the sea in Brighton early this morning

Coastguards, police, ambulances as well as a helicopter and a RNLI lifeboat were launched to locate the casualty who was seen entering the sea just east of the Palace Pier

Coastguards, police, ambulances as well as a helicopter and a RNLI lifeboat were launched to locate the casualty who was seen entering the sea just east of the Palace Pier

A spokesperson for the coastguards said they were unable to find a casualty and are ‘suspending the search pending further information’.

The Brighton RNLI crew were called out at about 7.45am – a quarter of an hour after the witnesses reported the person missing, and continued to search around the area up to the Hove pier.

A spokesperson for the coastguards said they were unable to find a casualty and are 'suspending the search pending further information'

A spokesperson for the coastguards said they were unable to find a casualty and are ‘suspending the search pending further information’

A group of onlookers gathered by the promenade to watch the search and rescue mission which lasted at least three hours.

It is thought the casualty may have been under the influence of alcohol or another substance when they entered the water. 

A spokesperson for the Coastguards said it was now a police led investigation having scaled back their own efforts pending further information. 

More to follow. 

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