A person reported missing between Holywell and Birling Gap steps has been found.

Eastbourne RNLI has issued details of this incident early Thursday:

“Our #VolunteerCrew were paged in the early hours at 04.15 hrs and requested to launch the Inshore Lifeboat and tasked to assist Police, Local Coastguards and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter with a search for a person reported missing between Holywell and Birling Gap steps.

After a thorough search of the area by all units the person was located safe and well.

All units were stood down with the Inshore Lifeboat arriving back at station at 07.00 hrs.”