Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 00:26 this morning following reports of a missing person thought to have fallen from the cliffs at Ecclesbourne Glen.

Police Officers and Hastings Coastguard Rescue Team confirmed that they were in visual contact with the casualty on the beach but were unable to reach them. The ILB and her volunteer crew were quickly on scene while the Coastguard team also made their was along the beach.

The casualty was assessed and despite falling 10-15 feet was found to have sustained only a minor injury. It was therefore decided to walk the casualty off of the beach, after which she was passed into the care on the Ambulance Service. The ILB was then released, stood down and returned to station.