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Man airlifted to hospital after incident in Pagham Harbour

Photo Credit: The Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team

A man was airlifted to Hospital after swimming in Pagham Harbour.

The Selsey Coastguard Rescue Team got a call to help a swimmer at 3.20pm on Friday, July 15th.

Both of the Selsey Lifeboats were tasked to carry out a search of the area as well as the Coastguard Helicopter Rescue 175.

Coastguard Rescue Officers carried out a shoreline search and Littlehampton Coastguard Rescue Team was also tasked to support them.

The swimmer was eventually located lying on the beach after managing to make his own way back to the shore.

The coastguard reported that the swimmer was conscious but exhausted and had swallowed a lot of sea water.

The man was then taken to St Richard's Hospital in Chichester by Rescue 175; where we then met the Helicopter and manned the landing site for them and he was then transferred to the hospital.

If you are in an emergency out at sea, on the beach or along the coast dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard.

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