THE Volunteer Crew at Eastbourne RNLI was called at 9.15am on Sunday to help with a ‘person in the water off Eastbourne seafront.’

They were requested by Her Majesty’s Coastguard to launch the All Weather Lifeboat and tasked to assist local Coastguards and the Coastguard Rescue Helicopter with a search for a person reported to be in the water off Eastbourne Seafront.

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