Hunt for missing swimmer at Brighton

Hunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie Mitchell
Hunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

A multi-agency search is underway along the Brighton beach coast for a missing swimmer.

Police confirmed they were called 7.32am today to reports of a missing male.

Hunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

Hunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

A spokesman said officers have now stood down and the matter has been passed to the coastguard.

A helicopter and lifeboat crews are involved with paramedics standing by, the focus is seemingly around Brighton Palace Pier.

This story will be updated as more is known.

Hunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

Hunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

Hunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie MitchellHunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie Mitchell

Hunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie MitchellHunt for missing swimmer of Brighton beach. Pic: Eddie Mitchell