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Lifeboats from East Sussex have been launched to help rescue nine people at sea this afternoon (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 31st January 2018, 1:38 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 12:17 am
Stock photo of lifeboat

The alarm was raised last night after reports an inflatable boat had gone missing after leaving Boulogne in France.

Lifeboat crews from Boulogne and Dungeness were out looking for them throughout the night.

This morning, the coastguard joined the search and eventually they were found.

No further information is available at this time.