Person taken to hospital after ‘collision’ off Brighton seafront

A PERSON has been taken to hospital after getting into trouble off Brighton seafront.

Coastguard crews were called to the scene along with the RNLI and Brighton Seafront team to assist the person in a boat.

The Argus assumes that a collision between a boat and a jet ski took place.

A Coastguard helicopter circled the shoreline and one person was dropped to assist the victim near Brighton Palace Pier.

The person was then taken to the marina in a lifeboat and placed in an ambulance to be taken to hospital.

Rescuers took the injured man on a stretcher to a waiting ambulance.

Eyewitnesses said the victim was a woman, but authorities did not confirm this.

One person who was on Brighton Palace Pier at the time told The Argus: “When I got to the pier I could see the helicopter circling overhead – it kept making loops around the pier.

“Then there were two Coast Guard vehicles at the entrance, but they seemed to pull away when I got there.

“Everyone on the pier was perfectly fine and I don’t think anyone really noticed what was going on.

“The helicopter disappeared and I assume the lifeguards helped whoever was in the water.”

The Argus: Ambulance crews and police officers have been sighted at Brighton Marina after the incidentAmbulances and police were sighted at Brighton Marina after the incident

A spokesman for Brighton and Hove City Council said: “Our seafront team was made aware this afternoon of a potentially serious incident involving a person in a boat getting into trouble.

“This team worked with the RNLI and HM Coastguard to rescue the person involved.

“The person was taken to the hospital. We understand her injuries are not life threatening.”

Sussex Police, Secamb and the RNLI have been asked for comment. Person taken to hospital after ‘collision’ off Brighton seafront

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