TWO people have been rescued by the coastguard after getting cut off by the tide.

Police had been searching for a man and a woman who were reported missing in Seven Sisters Country Park.

They were found trapped by rising water at Cuckmere Haven, and the Newhaven coastguard rescue team and lifeboat were called.

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The pair were safely taken to shore in an inflatable lifeboat for a check over.

Newhaven Coastguard reminded beachgoers: “When exploring the coast always check local tides and as in this case always let someone know your location and estimated time of return.”

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Daily local tides can be seen on page two of The Argus.