Search for missing man in sea off Brighton stood down

eddie mitchell
A search operation has been underway in the sea off Brighton

A search for a man missing in the sea off Brighton has been stood down.

The Coastguard was called shortly after 6am on 24 September to reports of a person being seen in the water off Brighton Pier.

A coastguard rescue helicopter, coastguard rescue teams, and RNLI lifeboats from Brighton, Shoreham and Newhaven are working along with Sussex Police to conduct a search for the man between the pier and the marina.

The search, which had taken place in choppy conditions, went on for several hours.

Police say the man is in his 30s and from Crawley. His family have been told of the decision to stand down the search.

Anyone with information is asked to report potential sightings to police.

RNLI lifeboats and a helicopter are assisting in the search

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