A MAN was found near Birling Gap following a search and rescue operation.

Newhaven RNLI tweeted news about the incident this morning.

Reports suggest the man ‘was looking for his dog when he went missing.’

Coastguard rescue teams from Eastbourne, Newhaven and Birling Gap were sent after the alarm was raised at about 6.50pm on Sunday, along with an RNLI lifeboat from Newhaven.

They found the man well on land nearby and he was helped back to Birling Gap by coastguards.