Abandoned pile of clothes on shoreline sparks emergency response in East Sussex

A search was carried out for a possible 'person in distress' after a pile of clothes was found on an East Sussex shoreline on Thursday.

Sunday, 31st March 2019, 12:11 pm
Updated Sunday, 31st March 2019, 12:36 pm

Hastings Coastguard Rescue team said it was tasked alongside 'concerned' Sussex Police officers, but nothing 'untoward' was found.

Its post on social media read: "The team was tasked following the discovery of a pile of clothes and other item on the shoreline by Sussex Police who had concerns that the items found belonged to a person in distress.

"We carried out a shoreline search and with nothing untoward found we were released from the incident and returned to station."