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Lifeboats scrambled in Eastbourne

Eastbourne lifeboat Credit: RNLI

An empty rowing boat seen drifting 100 metres off Norman’s Bay prompted a major search by both Eastbourne lifeboats last night.

Having recovered the dinghy, and conducting a fruitless search, it was thought the dinghy had been washed from the beach in the high tides or cast adrift by vandals.

The missing person, it was decided, was a fale alarm.