Man rescued from Beachy Head beach

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A man had to be rescued by lifeboat crews on Saturday (March 29) after becoming distressed on the beach close to Beachy Head lighthouse.

The volunteer crew of Eastbourne’s inshore lifeboat (ILB) attended the scene.

Crews said a male person in his mid-forties had been on the beach west of the Beachy Head lighthouse since Friday afternoon (March 28).

A spokesman for the lifeboat service said: “Cold and confused, he attracted attention by literally screaming for help.

“Members of the public contacted Dover Coastguard by dialling 999 and the assistance of Eastbourne RNLI was subsequently requested.

“When on scene volunteer lifeboat crewman Trevor Moule was put ashore to assess the casualty’s condition.

“It was decided that further professional medical intervention was required so the casualty was taken aboard the inshore lifeboat.

“Without another suitable landing site being available the casualty was taken back to the inshore lifeboat station at Fisherman’s Green where, following further counselling with Trevor, he was passed into the care of the ambulance service.”

If you would like to help the voluntary service you can help out on a regular basis or do a couple of hours when you have the time.

You can also organise fundraisers for the RNLI by holding events or collecting and selling lifeboat souvenirs.

Anyone interested in helping the lifeboat service can contact Jane Mercer on 01323 506365.