Channel Search Continues For Eastbourne RNLI

Thursday 9th June 2016

eastbourne buzz news - Eastbourne Lifeboat In Action
 

Eastbourne Lifeboat are still searching for a man who fell overboard from a fishing boat in the English Channel this afternoon (9 June).

Shoreham Lifeboat is also still assisting, as is the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter, but Newhaven Lifeboat has been stood down, thanks to the support and help of numerous fishing vessels and professional marines who responded to the Mayday call.

There is also a large amount of commercial vessel traffic passing through the Dover strait who have been requested to search for the missing person as they pass through the search area.

 

Eastbourne Lifeboat heard reports that the man, who went missing 30 miles off the coast, may have fallen into the water unconscious.

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