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No further searches will be made for a missing man reportedly heard shouting for help from the sea unless fresh sightings of him are made, coastguards have said.
An air and sea search was launched just before 2.45pm yesterday after a person in trouble near Black Rock Station in Brighton.
Some clothes were found on the beach although it was unclear whether they were connected to the missing person, Sussex Police said.
Intensive efforts involving coastguard rescue teams, RNLI crews and other emergency staff failed to find the man.
As darkness fell yesterday, the search operation was scaled back and the area where the man was last seen was monitored overnight.
A search for a man missing off Brighton beach has been scaled back this evening. Search and rescue were called to reports of a person in the water near Black Rock Station this afternoon. When the lifeboat arrived the man had disappeared under the water.
The area will be monitored overnight. The search will resume in the morning.