A person was reported to be in the water off Eastbourne Pier at 7.30pm last night.

Once on scene, the Eastbourne RNLI Inshore Lifeboat quickly located the casualty who was recovered onto the Lifeboat and lifesaving casualty care carried out.

The casualty was then taken ashore and passed into the care of waiting Ambulance Personnel and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter Paramedic.

The RNLI station Doctor had also been transferred ashore from the All Weather Lifeboat.