Search for missing crewman called off

The search for a missing crewman who was lost overboard off the East Sussex coast has been called off. The lifeboat at Eastbourne was called out and volunteer crews spent nine hours searching for the man who had fallen from a tugboat in rough seas.

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Man falls into sea

Eastbourne all-weather lifeboat was launched just after midnight when a crewman fell from a tug in gale force winds and violent seas.