Person saved from drowning at Tide Mills

HM Coastguard Stock SUS-151006-161015001

HM Coastguard Stock SUS-151006-161015001

0
Have your say

Two members of the public helped emergency services save a person from drowning at Tide Mills yesterday (July 23).

The Newhaven Coastguard team was called to the beach close to the East Pier just after 1pm on Thursday afternoon.

A member of the public had spotted a person just beneath the surface of the water who was apparently not moving, and had shouted for help.

A second member of the public who was on the beach ran into the water and retrieved the person before commencing first aid.

A nearby angler phoned emergency services and as they arrived, the rescued person was breathing and becoming more conscious.

Coastguards and paramedics took them to a waiting ambulance, which left the scene for hospital shortly afterwards.

Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.

Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.

1) Make our website your homepage at www.sussexexpress.co.uk/

2) Like our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Sussex-Express/

3) Follow us on Twitter @sussex_express

4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.

And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!

The Sussex Express - always the first with your local news.

Be part of it.