Fears that couple drowned in culvert pipe reduced after search comes up empty

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FEARS that two people may have drowned in a culvert pipe in Bexhill Road in St Leonards have reduced after an inspection found no bodies inside the pipe.

Emergency services were called to the pipe just after 2pm yesterday after reports that a couple had been seen going into the pipe but had not been seen coming out as the water began to rise.

Firefighters, police and the coastguard could not find the couple and the search was eventually called off due to the high tide.

A further search was carried in the early hours of this morning but the pipe was found to be empty.

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2:34pm Thu 22 May 14

Mr chock says...

A further search was carried in the early hours of this morning but the pipe was found to be empty. .
i suspect as other papers reported it might have been ECHOS from people the other side of the culvert ..
great story btw i wanted to know the location of the storm drain 200 meters from the beach ..
A further search was carried in the early hours of this morning but the pipe was found to be empty. . i suspect as other papers reported it might have been ECHOS from people the other side of the culvert .. great story btw i wanted to know the location of the storm drain 200 meters from the beach .. Mr chock
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