Search underway for missing man as emergency services attend Brighton seafront incident

Emergency services are on Brighton seafront this morning amid a search for a missing man (February 28).

Sussex Police received a report from a member of the public concerned for the welfare of a man in the vicinity of Marine Parade, Brighton, in the early hours of this morning.

Officers attended the area but could not locate him, according to the police force.

“A search is underway involving the Coastguard,” a spokesperson for Sussex Police said.

“The man is described as in his 20s, white, tall, wearing beige chino trousers, black boat shoes and an orange puffer jacket.

“Anybody with information which could help in the search is asked to call 999, quoting serial 148 of 28/02.”

Earlier this morning, the coastguard confirmed it was assisting police with the incident on the seafront.

A coastguard spokesperson said: "Alerted just before 6.30am today, Shoreham and Newhaven Coastguard Rescue Teams and Brighton RNLI lifeboat were sent.”

Video footage shows multiple police vehicles in attendance and a helicopter being used on the scene.