Police and paramedics were called to Eastbourne beach yesterday after a man was found ‘seriously ill’ with no obvious cause.
Confirming the incident, a police spokesman said officers were called to the beach at 5.40pm to reports of an unconscious man.
He said: “The injured man has been taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital and is seriously ill.
“At this stage, the cause of his condition is not established.”
He added that officers had remained with the casualty following the incident and the police were appealing for anyone with information to come forward.
“Officers are keen to hear from anyone who saw any disturbance or anyone in distress in Marine Parade or the beach area, either on Friday night or during the day on Saturday.”
Witnesses should contact police on 101 quoting Operation Chancel.