Coastguard and Police search for boy reported missing off Newhaven in Sussex

The boy is believed to come from the local area and has not yet been named. He is said to have been in the sea just after 4pm this afternoon with a friend when he disappeared.

Sussex Police began searching their area assisted by the local coastguard and other emergency services around the West Beach area of Newhaven.

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Sussex Police say they are involved in the search for a 14-year-old boy who is feared to have drowned in rough seas off Newhaven, East Sussex. .