ILB searching under Eastbourne pier

ILB searching under Eastbourne pier

Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat was launched this morning at 09.10 following reports that a person was sighted in the water wearing life saving equipment.
Prior to the lifeboat launch a mobile coastguard officer was despatched to the area to liaise with the first informant on the promenade. It was quickly established that the swimmer was well equipped and was spear fishing around the base of the pier. The ILB checked the immediate vicinity to confirm he was the only swimmer in the area and then returned to station.