A woman who was pulled from the sea in Hastings on Saturday (June 11) is in a serious but stable condition in hospital, according to police.
A member of the public pulled the woman out of the water near the pier before emergency services arrived at around 12.30pm.
People were attempted to resuscitate her before paramedics treated her and Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance took her to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.
A Sussex Police spokesman said she is still in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
An eye-witness, who wished to remain anonymous, said a man ran into the water to rescue the woman, who had reportedly been underwater for 20 minutes.
An elderly nurse then ran down to the shoreline to start CPR before paramedics arrived, the witness said.
A South East Coast Ambulance Service spokesman said: “There’s no doubt that this action would have greatly enhanced this lady’s chances of a positive outcome.”
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