Brighton lifeboat crew save man who jumped into the sea from the Palace Pier

Posted On 24 Jan 2017 at 2:26 pm

A man was saved from the sea by the RNLI Brighton lifeboat crew today (Tuesday 24 January).

The 58-year-old man jumped into the water from the Palace Pier shortly before 11.45am when a member of the public spotted him and dialled 999.

The lifeboat crew found him fully clothed in the water clinging to ring thrown to him from someone on the pier.

They took him back to the lifeboat station at Brighton Marina where he was handed to the care of a crew form the South East Coast Ambulance Service at about 12.20pm.

Lifeboat operations manager Roger Cohen said: “He was very cold. But due to the quick response of the volunteer crew to a 999 call from a member of the public, a life has been saved.”

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