Man hospitalized after being rescued from the Arun River in Arundel

A man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from a river following a major rescue operation.

The incident was first reported in Arundel just after 10pm after reports were made of a person in distress in the Arun River.

West Sussex Police, Ambulance and Fire Brigade assisted the RNLI and Littlehampton Coastguard on the scene. A police helicopter was also in action.

Passers-by said around 25 to 30 employees were involved, also praising the reaction as “fantastic teamwork”.

Sussex Police have now confirmed the man was found and rescued from the water before being taken to hospital.

The Argus: Man rescued from the River Arun. Credit: Sussex News and PicturesMan rescued from Arun River. Credit: Sussex News and Pictures

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “Police received a report of a person in distress after they entered the River Arun in Arundel just after 10pm on Saturday 24 September.

“Officers were on site along with colleagues from the Fire Department and Coast Guard.

“The National Police Air Service (NPAS) was also deployed.

“The person was located, pulled out of the water and taken to the hospital where they remain.”

West Sussex Fire and Rescue have also reported that two devices were at the scene.

A spokesman said: “We received the call from police at 10.50pm requesting our assistance.

“We sent two pumps from Littlehampton.

“The Coast Guard recovered a man from the river.” Man hospitalized after being rescued from the Arun River in Arundel

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