Life-saving seafront officers bring swimmer ashore in Hove

Posted On 11 Sep 2017 at 8:49 pm

Two seafront officers saved a struggling swimmer caught in heavy waves and a strong current from the sea off Hove yesterday afternoon (Sunday 10 September).

Brighton and Hove City Council, which employs the pair, said: “The seafront officers have done it again after rescuing a local resident caught in strong currents this weekend.

“Oscar Porras Perez and Ryan Pook were alerted by a lifeguard who had seen the man and his partner entering the water on Sunday afternoon.

“Mr Porras Perez swam through the heavy waves and round a hazardous groyne and, with the help of Mr Pook, brought the casualty safely out the water.

“The resident received medical treatment once on shore and was then transferred to ambulance for additional treatment and checks.

“This rescue follows two weeks which have seen several major incidents and lives saved.

“We urge people to take caution on the seafront, especially when the conditions are rough.

“Even on a calm day sea currents, undertow or a sudden change in weather can create life-threatening hazards without warning.

“Luckily in this case our seafront team were on patrol and their swift actions helped save a life.”

  1. Beverly Singh Reply

    The guys did an amazing job, my children and I witnessed the whole thing, so grateful that the seafront officers were there.

  2. Jason Reply

    The power of the sea is always undestimated and these brave men and women risk there lives for a pitence of pay to save the lives of holiday makers etc who without thinking go into seas that are dangerous , thank you on behalf of me and the people of Brighton and hove

  3. Lifeguard Reply

    Some witnesses were filming the incident with their phones. If you filmed it or know someone who did it, please send it to the Seafront Office. It would be much appreciated.

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