RESCUE teams were called to reports of a person in the sea.
The search and rescue helicopter was dispatched, as well as coastguard rescue teams from Hill Head and Calshot, at 3.30pm yesterday.
A person had been reported to be in the water along the Netley shore.
The crews spent around an hour searching the water but found no-one.
The Hill Head rescue team stayed on the scene to reassure members of the public.
The Coastguard said the incident had been called in from a payphone.