A surfer who was reported missing off Hastings this afternoon has now been located in Rye Bay.

The Coastguard said he made his own way there, and was not rescued, but concerns had been raised after he was spotted in treacherous seas off the Sussex coast.

Police, three Coastguard teams, a helicopter and lifeboat were involved in the search, which was filmed by Niamh Langan:

The advice remains to avoid putting oneself - or others- in danger, and to stay away from hazardous seas during the current stormy weather.