Littlehampton man suffers cardiac arrest after being ‘pulled onto train track by his dog’

A 40-year-old man from Littlehampton suffered a cardiac arrest after his dog pulled him onto the train track at West Worthing railway station.

Emergency services at West Worthing railway station. PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL
Emergency services at West Worthing railway station. PICTURE BY EDDIE MITCHELL

A British Transport Police (BTP) spokeswoman confirmed the man was taken by ambulance to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

He is thought to have been in a mobility scooter.

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The man’s condition is currently unknown. Police said his dog was uninjured.

A BTP spokeswoman said: “We got called at 3.56pm to say a man had been pulled onto the tracks at West Worthing station by his dog.

“He went into cardiac arrest as a result of the fall. He was taken to the Royal Sussex Hospital by ambulance.

“The man involved is a 40-year-old from Littlehampton in West Sussex.

“The dog is fine.”

Rail services were severely disrupted between Brighton and Portsmouth with a number of delays and cancellations.

The line was reopened though delays continued into the evening.

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