Person saved from drowning at Tide Mills

HM Coastguard Stock SUS-151006-161015001
HM Coastguard Stock SUS-151006-161015001

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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