Published On: Thu, May 9th, 2024
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English Channel search: Huge operation under way as boat parts spotted | UK | News

The operation was reportedly stood down after the investigators discovered the parts at Seaford Head, East Sussex. 

A spokesperson for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “HM Coastguard responded to a report of parts of a pleasure vessel found in waters south of Hastings.

“The alarm was raised at about 8.45am on May 9. An HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft were sent, as well as the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Hastings. Nearby vessels also assisted.

“The operation was stood down after investigations found the parts were from a sailing vessel that went aground at Seaford Head, East Sussex, on April 19. Both people on board made it to land safe and well.”

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