Hove swimmer dies off busy beach

Hove swimmer dies after getting into difficulty off busy beach

Hove swimmer dies after getting into difficulty off busy beach

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A swimmer has died after being found face down in the sea. 

The man in his mid-60s, who is believed to be from Hove, was swimming out at sea near to the Hove bowling lawns on the A259 Kingsway.

Brighton RNLI crew was launched at 2.20pm on Friday afternoon following reports of a man face down in the water.

By the time they arrived, council lifeguards had pulled him ashore and started CPR.

Ambulance crews arrived soon after but sadly the man was pronounced dead.

Did you know the swimmer? Leave your tributes below, email ben.james@theargus.co.uk or call 01273 544536.

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12:48pm Sat 21 Jun 14

NathanAdler says...

God rest his soul.

2 things. At least he died being at one with nature and secondly, drowning is supposed to be a very peaceful death. Let's hope his family and friends take take a small degree of comfort in this sad time.
God rest his soul. 2 things. At least he died being at one with nature and secondly, drowning is supposed to be a very peaceful death. Let's hope his family and friends take take a small degree of comfort in this sad time. NathanAdler
  • Score: -15

3:33am Sun 22 Jun 14

TIMBURRY says...

NathanAdler wrote:
God rest his soul.

2 things. At least he died being at one with nature and secondly, drowning is supposed to be a very peaceful death. Let's hope his family and friends take take a small degree of comfort in this sad time.
How can drowning be peaceful. .... may he rest in peace.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: God rest his soul. 2 things. At least he died being at one with nature and secondly, drowning is supposed to be a very peaceful death. Let's hope his family and friends take take a small degree of comfort in this sad time.[/p][/quote]How can drowning be peaceful. .... may he rest in peace. TIMBURRY
  • Score: 13

4:17pm Sun 22 Jun 14

stevo!! says...

"Near-drowning victims pretty much universally describe the experience of drowning as being very, very unpleasant up until the very last stages. At that point, the overwhelming anxiety due to "air hunger" shuts down, as do the muscles involuntary efforts to breath. It is at this near-terminal stage that many encounter a sense of peace. "

HTH
"Near-drowning victims pretty much universally describe the experience of drowning as being very, very unpleasant up until the very last stages. At that point, the overwhelming anxiety due to "air hunger" shuts down, as do the muscles involuntary efforts to breath. It is at this near-terminal stage that many encounter a sense of peace. " HTH stevo!!
  • Score: 4

6:52pm Sun 22 Jun 14

qm says...

Just like to point out that there is nothing in the above article to suggest drowning. The headline is correct and only an autopsy will determine cause of death.
Let's hope he is at peace and that his passing was painless.
Requiescat in pace!
Just like to point out that there is nothing in the above article to suggest drowning. The headline is correct and only an autopsy will determine cause of death. Let's hope he is at peace and that his passing was painless. Requiescat in pace! qm
  • Score: 8

8:02pm Sun 22 Jun 14

nosolution says...

Very sad and R.I.P. Condolences to the family.
However questions need to be asked as to where was the lifeguard boat on this occasion indeed in the last fortnight it has not been seen on patrol. It takes too long to call up the R.N.L.I. lifeboat from it's base in the marina and besides it is not in their remit to enter the water...
Very sad and R.I.P. Condolences to the family. However questions need to be asked as to where was the lifeguard boat on this occasion indeed in the last fortnight it has not been seen on patrol. It takes too long to call up the R.N.L.I. lifeboat from it's base in the marina and besides it is not in their remit to enter the water... nosolution
  • Score: -3

3:09pm Mon 23 Jun 14

BellaLugosi says...

It's three whole days since this tragedy happened so surely the Argus must know his name by now, just in case it's anyone who we locals might be acquainted with? If they know his approximate age and believe him to be from Hove then the rest must be realisvely easy to come by.
It's three whole days since this tragedy happened so surely the Argus must know his name by now, just in case it's anyone who we locals might be acquainted with? If they know his approximate age and believe him to be from Hove then the rest must be realisvely easy to come by. BellaLugosi
  • Score: 1

3:11pm Mon 23 Jun 14

BellaLugosi says...

BellaLugosi wrote:
It's three whole days since this tragedy happened so surely the Argus must know his name by now, just in case it's anyone who we locals might be acquainted with? If they know his approximate age and believe him to be from Hove then the rest must be realisvely easy to come by.
"......... the rest must be RELATIVELY easy to come by."
[quote][p][bold]BellaLugosi[/bold] wrote: It's three whole days since this tragedy happened so surely the Argus must know his name by now, just in case it's anyone who we locals might be acquainted with? If they know his approximate age and believe him to be from Hove then the rest must be realisvely easy to come by.[/p][/quote]"......... the rest must be RELATIVELY easy to come by." BellaLugosi
  • Score: 0

10:35pm Mon 23 Jun 14

vivahate says...

nosolution... It takes 8 minutes from the coastguard tasking Brighton Lifeboat to them being on route. One of the fastest response times in the country. It is also well within thier remit to "enter" the water. Qustions don't really need to be asked. Sometimes people just die in the water. Tragic as it is with a seafront as well used as Brighton & Hoves and with all the best efforts of all those agencies who look after people in the sea, eg. coastguard, seafront services, RNLI, Hems, HART etc. some people just have accicidents. Very sad but we can probably do without the melo-dramatics.
nosolution... It takes 8 minutes from the coastguard tasking Brighton Lifeboat to them being on route. One of the fastest response times in the country. It is also well within thier remit to "enter" the water. Qustions don't really need to be asked. Sometimes people just die in the water. Tragic as it is with a seafront as well used as Brighton & Hoves and with all the best efforts of all those agencies who look after people in the sea, eg. coastguard, seafront services, RNLI, Hems, HART etc. some people just have accicidents. Very sad but we can probably do without the melo-dramatics. vivahate
  • Score: 5

11:52am Sat 19 Jul 14

The Real Justin Case says...

Dying is not fun. I have done it. Fortunately staff at RSCH re-sussed me. I couldn't breathe and gasping for air is terrifying. That is without the water. The poor chap may have had an heart attack. They are very painful and terrifying too.
RIP. Deepest condolences to his nearest and dearest.
Dying is not fun. I have done it. Fortunately staff at RSCH re-sussed me. I couldn't breathe and gasping for air is terrifying. That is without the water. The poor chap may have had an heart attack. They are very painful and terrifying too. RIP. Deepest condolences to his nearest and dearest. The Real Justin Case
  • Score: 0

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