Newhaven lifeboat launched to search for missing person

Lifeboats News Release

Newhaven’s Severn Class lifeboat ‘RNLB David and Elizabeth Acland’ and her volunteer crew were launched at 11:46am on Tuesday 21st November to search for a missing person.

The lifeboat conducted a slow search from Cuckmere Haven to Beachy Head and back. Crew with binoculars scanned both the shore line and the southerly seaward side from the fly bridge.

Despite a comprehensive search lasting over two hours the missing individual was not found.

Newhaven lifeboat was stood down at 2:15pm and returned to station at 2:35pm.


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