Sea rescue woman in hospital

A WOMAN rescued from the sea in Eastbourne on Friday afternoon is in a serious condition in hospital.

Further information about the incident which happened around 3pm yesterday (Friday) has been released by police.

Police say the lady, who got into difficulty in the water just west of the pier, was pulled to safety by a man. He did not require hospital treatment.

The woman currently remains in hospital and police are investigating how she came to be in the water.

Police, ambulance crews and coastguard teams were involved in the incident and passers-by watched as the emergency vehicles parked up outside Eastbourne’s Pier.