Search for missing swimmer in Seaford canceled Brighton News

Emergency services, including the Coast Guard, were looking for the man in his 60s, missing after entering the sea off Tide Mills beach, Seaford yesterday afternoon (August 31).

Lifeboats resumed efforts to locate the man, whose clothes were left on the beach but were canceled after a few hours.

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “Just before 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, HM Coastguard received a report of a swimmer missing in Seaford, East Sussex.

“Search has been carried out throughout yesterday and today (September 1), with RNLI lifeboats from Newhaven and Eastbourne, Coast Guard rescue teams from Newhaven and Shoreham and HM Coastguard fixed-wing aircraft from Doncaster.

“Maritime searches have been suspended, pending further information.”

Images taken on the spot show services scanning the coastline in search of the swimmer who disappeared last night. The disappearance is not considered suspicious.

An earlier Sussex Police statement said: ‘At 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31, police received a report that around 40 minutes earlier a man had been seen entering the sea off the beach from Tide Mills, Mill Lane, Seaford, and had not been seen since.

“His clothes had been left on the beach and he entered the sea in swimming trunks.

“A search by emergency services, including the Coast Guard and the RNLI, took place Tuesday evening and resumed Wednesday morning, but he has not yet been found.”

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This notice was published: 2021-09-01 14:29:09

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