Man dies after collapsing in Hove Street

Posted On 11 Apr 2015 at 9:48 am

A man died after collapsing in the street in Hove yesterday afternoon.

Police and ambulance attend the patient

Police and ambulance attend the patient

Paramedics performed CPR on the patient in Sackville Road, at the junction with Blatchington Road.

But sadly, despite their best efforts the man did not make it.

A spokeswoman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 3.31pm to an adult male who was unwell close to the junction of Sackville Road and Blatchington Road.

“An ambulance and two response cars attended but unfortunately the patient was pronounced as deceased at the scene.”

Concerned passers-by contacted Brighton and Hove News to find out what had happened.

One said: “A poor person died yesterday. The body was covered, and police were attending and holding up a sheet for privacy.”

  1. Lauren Johnston Reply

    I was driving past yesterday and was sadden to see this , I was also disgusted with the way the police officers holding the sheet for privacy were conducting them self !!! Laughing and joking between the three of them as they were covering this poor mans body of which I could still see his legs.

  2. Ali B Reply

    I witnessed this from start to finish and I can honestly say that both the police and paramedics tried their very best to save this man and behaved in an extremely professional and respectful way. The fact that there was a little bit of humour at the end was just a release for the services involved and I have nothing but praise for the way this was handled. My condolences to the family of the poor man.

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