Three adults and a child were rescued under the cliffs of Seven Sisters after being cut off by the tide.
Rescue workers were called to the beauty spot just before 2 p.m. on Saturday.
The group is said to have included a fifth person, who managed to escape back to the coast and made his way to the Seven Sisters Visitor Center more than a mile away to sound the alarm.
A Coastguard helicopter, the Newhaven RNLI all-weather lifeboat and Coastguard teams from Birling Gap, Newhaven and Eastbourne were called to the scene.
The stranded people were taken to safety by helicopter and landed safely along the coast where they were met by rescue workers.
HM Coastguard Senior Maritime Operations Officer Richard Cockerill said: “Before you embark on a walk along the cliffs, remember to check the tide times online and ensure you have enough time to return before the tide comes in .”
The Coast Guard has warned several times in the past to check the tides before walking under the cliffs of the Seven Sisters.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/23054390.people-cut-off-tide-beneath-seven-sisters-cliffs-rescued/?ref=rss People cut off by the tide beneath the Seven Sisters cliffs were rescued