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.
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