Pictured: Helicopter and coastguard crews in 'search and rescue operation'

Shore-based coastguard crews were seen near rocks on a beach in Rottingdean earlier this morning: credit - Sussex News and Pictures
Shore-based coastguard crews were seen near rocks on a beach in Rottingdean earlier this morning: credit - Sussex News and Pictures

COASTGUARD crews, including a helicopter and lifeboats, were spotted off the Sussex coast this morning.

A coastguard helicopter was seen flying off the coast of Rottingdean earlier today, with several shore-based crews spotted near some rocks on the beach.

It is believed the crews were involved in a search and rescue operation.

The RNLI and Sussex Police have been contacted for comment.

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