THERE was a 999 emergency search yesterday near Belle Tout.

The RNLI Eastbourne Volunteer Crew was paged at 11.56 hours.

They were requested to launch the #InshoreLifeboat and tasked to assist Police, Local Coastguards and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter with an incident East of Belle Tout Lighthouse.

There will be no further details due to the sensitive nature of the call.