Search launched in English Channel after '˜migrants' spotted in dinghy off the coast
A major search was launchedin the English Channel today after a rubber dinghy filled with up to 10 people was spotted off the coast.
Dover Coastguard is co-ordinating the operation and Newhaven lifeboat has been sent to the scene between Peacehaven and Saltdean in East Sussex.
A passer-by reported seeing people on the boat which was heading to the shore.
It is being treated as migrants attempting to get into the UK.