Rescue teams searching for boy swept into the sea are stood down

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Rescue teams searching for the 14-year-old boy swept into the sea at Newhaven have been stood down, Sky News reports.

The youngster disappeared from West Beach at Newhaven, East Sussex, at about 4.15pm on Sunday.

Rescue teams, including a coastguard helicopter and a RNLI lifeboat, scoured the area in what were described as “atrocious conditions” with poor visibility.

Newhaven Lifeboat (@NewhavenRNLI) tweeted on Sunday evening: “All teams searching off Newhaven have now been stood down by HM Coastguard, our thoughts go to the boys family and friends at this sad time.”

Sussex Police (@sussex_police), tweeted: “The search has been stood down overnight.”

See here for the report by Sky News http://news.sky.com/story/1160457/storm-newhaven-search-for-boy-called-off