Mrs Hove gets stuck in the quicksand and breaks her wrist

A PENSIONER was left with a broken wrist after being trapped in suspected quicksand.

The 70-year-old, known only as Trina, stood “up to her knees” in the sand on the beach near Hove Lagoon on Saturday after moving to let a “large group” pass.

She then fell forward onto her wrist, breaking it in two places.

Her friend and neighbor Adele Gee told The Argus how Trina panicked after no one came to her rescue.

“Nobody helped her, which is pretty sad,” Adele said.

“She landed up to her knees in quicksand. It made her fall forward and she smacked her wrist, she got up and then tried to get out and fell back onto her wrist.

The Argus: Another member of the public is stuck in the sand on Hove beachAnother member of the public is stuck in the sand on Hove beach

“She then managed to help herself. She doesn’t like making a fuss.”

Adele, who is a member of a sea swimming club in the city, said signs should be put up warning people of the dangers of “quicksand”.

“We swim all year round,” she says. ‘You should have something from Hove Lagoon. It’s a busy area.

“It might make people think twice about going there.

“If you think about the amount of stays, there just isn’t enough coverage or even knowledge.”

Councilor Robert Nemeth, whose ward ends just short of the “quicksand” site, said Brighton and Hove City Council must act quickly.

“The problem of a quicksand-like substrate on the beach in Hove is one that I didn’t anticipate this week,” he said.

“A number of complaints have been received from various independent sources, including experienced swimmers, so I contacted the council immediately to see if this was a known issue.

The Argus: Councilman Robert Nemeth has urged people to be careful on the beachCouncilman Robert Nemeth has urged people to be careful on the beach

“I have asked for a statement to be released to hopefully explain exactly what is going on. In the meantime, I would of course urge caution.”

Hove beach lifeguards said they had had no reports of people sinking in the quicksand in the area, but that holes dug in the sand at low tide appear to have been filled in when they aren’t – which can lead to this that people “sink”. “.

Brighton and Hove City Council did not respond to a request for comment.

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