VIDEO: Helicopter searches for boy who ‘fell from bridge’

A FULL-scale search involving HM Coastguard, police and lifeboat crews was mounted after it was feared a boy had fallen from a bridge in Shoreham.

This video, sent in by Herald reader Stephanie Mason, shows the police helicopter circling around the Shorham Beach area at around 7.30pm.

Coastguard crews join police in a search for a boy on the Norfolk Bridge in Shoreham

Coastguard crews join police in a search for a boy on the Norfolk Bridge in Shoreham

A police and an HM Coastguard helicopter spent around an hour circling around, and were joined in the search by Shoreham inshore lifeboat and two HM Coastguard teams.

A police spokesman said: “Police were called at around 7pm on Tuesday by a member of the public who believed they saw someone fall from Norfolk Bridge in Brighton Road, Shoreham.

“An extensive search was carried out by officers along with the police helicopter, coastguard helicopter, Shoreham inshore lifeboat and two coastguard teams.

“A teenage boy matching the description given to officers made himself known to police at around 8.05pm.

“It is believed he was on the wrong side of the railings and slipped but did not fall.”

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