At nightfall on Sunday evening, HM Coastguard suspended the search for a missing kayaker off Hove and Shoreham pending further information. An intensive search of the area took place on Sunday 2nd August.
At 10.10am today (Sunday) HM Coastguard received a report of a person seen going into the water from a kayak/canoe off Hove Lagoon near Brighton. Coastguard Rescue Teams from Newhaven and Shoreham joined the search as well as the Brighton RNLI lifeboat and a Coastguard Rescue helicopter. A kayak and paddle were found ashore in the area.