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.
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An inquest has heard that a teenager from Oxford drowned after being carried out of his depth in the River Thames.
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