Two people collapse in Broadwater graveyard, leading to large emergency response

There is a large emergency response to an incident in Broadwater this afternoon, in which two people collapsed in a graveyard.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said that they were called to the scene at around 2.50pm today, to St Mary's Church in Broadwater Street.

The emergency services were called to the graveyard next to St Mary's Church in Broadwater

The emergency services were called to the graveyard next to St Mary's Church in Broadwater

Two people had collapsed in the graveyard and were 'in need of medical attention', a spokesman said.

Four ambulances were called to the scene, and paramedics treated the patients, who 'responded well' to initial treatment.

They still needed hospital treatment, the spokesman said, so they were driven to Worthing Hospital in an ambulance each.

The air ambulance was called and landed at Manor Sports Ground in Broadwater, but was not needed, the ambulance spokesman said.

The air ambulance landed at Manor Sports Ground, but was not needed

The air ambulance landed at Manor Sports Ground, but was not needed

They could not say the age or gender of the patients.

According to an eyewitness, there were at least two police cars at the scene as well.

St Mary's Church was contacted by the paper. According to a member of the church, they were unaware of what had happened until the emergency services arrived.

Traffic is backing up in the area as a result.

Sussex Police have been approached for more information.