Hastings ILB was requested to launch at 20:14 this evening to assist in the search for a missing person.

The focus was around Hastings Pier where the ILB carried out a thorough search along with Hastings Coastguard Rescue Team searching from the shore. The teams then continued towards Bulverhythe with the ILB carrying out a parallel track search up to half a mile out to sea.

Soon after, we were advised the missing person had been located elsewhere and the ILB was released and returned to station.