Man rescued from the sea in Hastings

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HM Coastguard Stock SUS-151006-161015001

A man is in hospital after he was rescued from the sea off Hastings this morning (Friday, January 13).

Emergency services were called out at around 5.30am following a report of a person in the water between Hastings Pier and Queen’s Hotel.

Hastings coastguard and RNLI lifeboat crew were mobilised alongside the Sussex Police and the South East Coast Ambulance Service.

But the man was helped out of the water at around 6.15am prior to the arrival of the rescue teams, according to the coastguard.

He was able to walk up the beach and was treated by paramedics outside a nearby pub before being taken to hospital by ambulance to be checked over.

Police officers were seen all along the beach with torches at around 6.30am, according to passers-by.

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