UPDATE - Missing man found safe and well

The Argus: Brighton RNLI searching the seafront close to the West Pier. Brighton RNLI searching the seafront close to the West Pier.

A man who was feared lost at sea has been found safe and well at home.

A huge police, coastguard and RNLI operation was launched shortly before 4.30pm today (November 12) after reports of a partially clothed man walking into the waves near West Pier.

Brighton and Shoreham RNLI joined coastguard crews and Sussex police officers as they desperately searched the coastline between The Meeting Place Cafe and West Pier.

After an hour searching, it was feared he was lost to the choppy and icy waters.

But with conditions becoming increasing difficult he was found safe and well at home.

Do you know the daring swimmer? Email ben.james@theargus.co.uk.

 

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7:31am Tue 13 Nov 12

Sidewinder says...

The 'daring swimmer' you refer to resulted in the launch of 3 lifeboats, the Coastguard team and numerous police officers.
If it was a 'daring swimmer' he should be billed.
The 'daring swimmer' you refer to resulted in the launch of 3 lifeboats, the Coastguard team and numerous police officers. If it was a 'daring swimmer' he should be billed. Sidewinder

8:45am Tue 13 Nov 12

jagiwatch says...

Sidewinder wrote:
The 'daring swimmer' you refer to resulted in the launch of 3 lifeboats, the Coastguard team and numerous police officers.
If it was a 'daring swimmer' he should be billed.
I totally agree.
[quote][p][bold]Sidewinder[/bold] wrote: The 'daring swimmer' you refer to resulted in the launch of 3 lifeboats, the Coastguard team and numerous police officers. If it was a 'daring swimmer' he should be billed.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. jagiwatch

4:46pm Tue 13 Nov 12

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

Sidewinder wrote:
The 'daring swimmer' you refer to resulted in the launch of 3 lifeboats, the Coastguard team and numerous police officers.
If it was a 'daring swimmer' he should be billed.
Someone went for a swim, so what? The person that should be billed is the person that saw it & made a completely wrong judgement call by phoning 999 when by simply watching the man for a minute more could have seen he was, wait for it, swimming
[quote][p][bold]Sidewinder[/bold] wrote: The 'daring swimmer' you refer to resulted in the launch of 3 lifeboats, the Coastguard team and numerous police officers. If it was a 'daring swimmer' he should be billed.[/p][/quote]Someone went for a swim, so what? The person that should be billed is the person that saw it & made a completely wrong judgement call by phoning 999 when by simply watching the man for a minute more could have seen he was, wait for it, swimming ShorehamBeachcomber

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