. Update Sunday Evening – HM Coastguard has now received the information required and confirmed the identity of the kayaker, who remains missing and the search is ongoing.
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.
Photo of kayak Ref HM Coastguard
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 and a picture is attached.
Photo Credit @andrewgardnr