Both Eastbourne lifeboats were launched this morning when distress flares were spotted two miles south of Beachy Head.
Several vessels in the area, including the Newhaven pilot boat Pelorus, reported the sighting to Dover Coastguard who requested the immediate launch of Eastbourne lifeboats.
The vessel was considered to be a hazard to navigation . The owner was treated for possible smoke inhalation.
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A bright start with sunny spells for much of the day. Becoming cloudy with rain later.
Pollen levels are very high
Showers continuing to clear this evening for a mostly dry night with clear spells.