COUNTY NEWS: Emergency services launch seafront search and rescue operation

The emergency services launched a large search and rescue operation over Hove in the early hours of this morning.

Saturday, 7th July 2018, 11:54 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:15 pm
The emergency services launched a large search and rescue operation over Hove in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Eddie Mitchell

The Newhaven Coastguard Search and Rescue Team, Brighton RNLI, Brighton and Hove Police and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency helicopter were all called out for a search and rescue mission off the coast of Hove.

Shoreham Lifeboat Station tweeted to say: "Team tasked at 01:30 to report of person in the water at Hove. A full area search along with @NCGIncident @RNLIBrighton @BtonHovePolice & @MCA_media Rescue Heli. Nothing found. All teams stood down. #OneTeam"

The emergency services launched a large search and rescue operation over Hove in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
The emergency services launched a large search and rescue operation over Hove in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
The emergency services launched a large search and rescue operation over Hove in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Eddie Mitchell
The emergency services launched a large search and rescue operation over Hove in the early hours of this morning. Picture: Eddie Mitchell