A WARNING has been issued about the dangers of diving off Palace Pier – as more details emerge after two men were left in hospital after ‘jumping’.
Two men swam about 300 meters and found one man unconscious and face down in the water while another was unresponsive, shaking and clinging to a lifebelt under the pier.
Emergency services were on Brighton seafront after two men reportedly “jumped” from the pier at low tide on Sunday just before 7pm.
A witness said one of the men was given CPR for “30 minutes” while a large crowd looked on.
Three of the first responders were Brighton and Hove City Council staff, Fabian Bull, Chaz Branson and Jake Walker.
Fabian said: “It was an extremely challenging situation.
“We have been working to get the two men back to shore as quickly as possible.
“Unfortunately, this shows again how dangerous it is to jump off a pier. At low tide it is impossible to tell how deep the water is.”
Chaz and Fabian swam out while Jake waited with resuscitation equipment to begin CPR. Paramedics reportedly arrived shortly thereafter.
Both men remain in the hospital.
A spokeswoman for Sussex Police said: “Two men have been taken to hospital after reportedly jumping into the sea from Brighton Palace Pier.
“Police were alerted to the incident around 6.55pm on Sunday 28 August.
“Officials assisted emergency services partners at the scene and the men were released into the care of emergency services and taken to hospital where they remain.”
An eyewitness to the incident described the aftermath of the incident as something out of a “horror movie”.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20863796.warning-jumping-off-brighton-palace-pier/?ref=rss Warning about jumping off Brighton Palace Pier