Search resumed for Newhaven teenager Dylan Alkins

Police divers resumed their search today (Wednesday November 19) for the Newhaven teenager who was swept out to sea on Sunday October 27.

The Specialist Search Unit was scouring Newhaven Harbour for Dylan Alkins who disappeared from West Beach when playing with friends.

PC Matt Holt from Newhaven Police said: “Officers have been diving today (November 19) and will return tomorrow to search the outer harbour wall arm on West Beach.

“This is the area where Dylan was last seen and we want to eliminate search areas in an effort to find him.

“All agencies will continue to do everything possible to find the boy, and our thoughts are very much with the family.”

Emergency services including Newhaven Lifeboat, the Coastguard and Sussex Police conducted a six hour search for him on the day he disappeared.

The teenager was a pupil at Tideway School in Newhaven.