Woman 'pulled out of sea' near Worthing Pier after large-scale rescue operation

A woman was pulled out of the sea in Worthing following a large-scale rescue operation.

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 9:42 am
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 9:52 am
A missing person off the coast of Worthing sparked a large-scale emergency response last night
A missing person off the coast of Worthing sparked a large-scale emergency response last night

Yesterday evening, emergency services were called to Worthing Pier, following reports of a missing person in the area.

The coastguard, RNLI crews and Sussex Police all attended the scene.

In a statement, Sussex Police said: "A woman was pulled out of the water by coastguard near Worthing Pier at 11.50pm on Wednesday (April 3).

A missing person off the coast of Worthing sparked a large-scale emergency response last night

"She was detained under 136 of the Mental Health Act and taken to hospital."

A missing person off the coast of Worthing sparked a large-scale emergency response last night
A missing person off the coast of Worthing sparked a large-scale emergency response last night
A missing person off the coast of Worthing sparked a large-scale emergency response last night