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Hero boyfriend saves drowning woman

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A woman was saved from drowning in the sea near Hove Lagoon by her boyfriend.

The man managed to drag her from the water after she got into difficulties.

Paramedics spent more than 20 minutes trying to resuscitate her spending ages doing CPR.

“Eventually they wrapped her in a foil sheet and took her away.

“There were a few people around but it wasn’t as busy as the beaches in the city centre and it’s not really the sort of place you would go for a swim.”

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: “We were called just before 4.30pm on Sunday, to Basin Road South at Shoreham Harbour, to reports of a woman who had been pulled out of the water.

“She had already been pulled out of the water when we arrived.

“The crews worked together to resuscitate the woman but she was then taken in a serious condition to the Royal Sussex County Hospital for further treatment. She was still in a serious condition on route to hospital.”

A spokesman for Sussex Police said: “A woman was pulled from the sea by her boyfriend in Basin Road South, Portslade.

“Paramedics carried out CPR on the 35-year-old woman and she was taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital.”

Brighton and Hove City Council currently employs  lifeguards to man seven posts on the beach between Kemp Town and the King Alfred.

During the school holidays lifeguards will also patrol an extra three posts in the beaches in Ovingdean, Rottingdean, Saltdean and just east of Hove Lagoon.

A spokeswoman for Brighton and Hove City Council warned swimmers: “Although the weather is warming up the sea temperature is still cold.

“Those taking a dip should take care not to get out of their depth and experienced swimmers should keep to the bathing areas and wear a wetsuit.

“It’s also a good idea to swim in pairs or have someone watch from shore.”

Red and yellow flags are flown on areas of the beach patrolled by life guards when conditions are calm. Red flags mean it is unsafe to swim in the sea.

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9:22am Wed 11 Jun 14

spa301 says...

Argus....This is a potentially tragic story regarding an incident that happened on Sunday.
Can you possibly now update us as to this lady's condition bearing in mind it's Wednesday?!
Argus....This is a potentially tragic story regarding an incident that happened on Sunday. Can you possibly now update us as to this lady's condition bearing in mind it's Wednesday?! spa301
  • Score: 22

9:28am Wed 11 Jun 14

worthingite says...

Daily news coming to you???
Daily news coming to you??? worthingite
  • Score: 4

9:30am Wed 11 Jun 14

scuba1 says...

So were there any flags on this beach then ?
So were there any flags on this beach then ? scuba1
  • Score: 1

10:06am Wed 11 Jun 14

She's_a_fighter says...

She is getting better but we owe her life to Peter that helped on the beach and gave her CPR. The hospital staff are also heros. We are so happy to have her back in our lives thanks to everyone who helped.
She is getting better but we owe her life to Peter that helped on the beach and gave her CPR. The hospital staff are also heros. We are so happy to have her back in our lives thanks to everyone who helped. She's_a_fighter
  • Score: 46

10:57am Wed 11 Jun 14

applecore says...

I'm inclined to agree with the above comments.
I don't want to take anything away from the man's bravery and I wish the woman well, it must have been very frightening, but unfortunately I don't rate the journalism here.
It's fine online,, it's free so I don't feel you can criticise, but I saw this in the shop this morning and assumed the incident dated from yesterday.
I think if the argus wants to continue to exist it needs to provide timely updates and genuine exclusives.
I like the paper but I wouldn't pay sixty five pence for this information because honestly there is not enough and it is days old.
I'm inclined to agree with the above comments. I don't want to take anything away from the man's bravery and I wish the woman well, it must have been very frightening, but unfortunately I don't rate the journalism here. It's fine online,, it's free so I don't feel you can criticise, but I saw this in the shop this morning and assumed the incident dated from yesterday. I think if the argus wants to continue to exist it needs to provide timely updates and genuine exclusives. I like the paper but I wouldn't pay sixty five pence for this information because honestly there is not enough and it is days old. applecore
  • Score: 14

11:26am Wed 11 Jun 14

sean04 says...

Moan moan moan. Many people really do like to complain about this site. If you don't like it don't read it!!
Moan moan moan. Many people really do like to complain about this site. If you don't like it don't read it!! sean04
  • Score: 7

11:31am Wed 11 Jun 14

spa301 says...

She's_a_fighter wrote:
She is getting better but we owe her life to Peter that helped on the beach and gave her CPR. The hospital staff are also heros. We are so happy to have her back in our lives thanks to everyone who helped.
Thanks for the update. We passed as the emergency services were there and were naturally concerned.
Great to hear she's on the mend.
[quote][p][bold]She's_a_fighter[/bold] wrote: She is getting better but we owe her life to Peter that helped on the beach and gave her CPR. The hospital staff are also heros. We are so happy to have her back in our lives thanks to everyone who helped.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the update. We passed as the emergency services were there and were naturally concerned. Great to hear she's on the mend. spa301
  • Score: 12

11:36am Wed 11 Jun 14

spa301 says...

sean04 wrote:
Moan moan moan. Many people really do like to complain about this site. If you don't like it don't read it!!
This is one of the few outlets for local news and I don't think it's too much to expect some standard of journalism. People complain about the Argus journalism as the majority of their reports are laughably amateurish (a proof reader would be an idea) and since they're based in Southampton normally hopelessly inaccurate.
It is only thanks to 'She's a fighter' that we know this lady is on the mend.
[quote][p][bold]sean04[/bold] wrote: Moan moan moan. Many people really do like to complain about this site. If you don't like it don't read it!![/p][/quote]This is one of the few outlets for local news and I don't think it's too much to expect some standard of journalism. People complain about the Argus journalism as the majority of their reports are laughably amateurish (a proof reader would be an idea) and since they're based in Southampton normally hopelessly inaccurate. It is only thanks to 'She's a fighter' that we know this lady is on the mend. spa301
  • Score: 14

1:31pm Wed 11 Jun 14

spa301 says...

Why have the previous 8 comments been removed?
There was nothing offensive in them, in fact there was good news regarding the progress of the lady in question.
There was however criticism of the Argus specifically in not giving this good news and indeed in general. Is that the reason??
Why have the previous 8 comments been removed? There was nothing offensive in them, in fact there was good news regarding the progress of the lady in question. There was however criticism of the Argus specifically in not giving this good news and indeed in general. Is that the reason?? spa301
  • Score: 8

1:32pm Wed 11 Jun 14

spa301 says...

Apologies as they're now back. Perhaps it's my computer?
Apologies as they're now back. Perhaps it's my computer? spa301
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Drivel says...

Great news. Help from heroes - real heroes.
Great news. Help from heroes - real heroes. Drivel
  • Score: 1

1:36pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Drivel says...

spa301 wrote:
Apologies as they're now back. Perhaps it's my computer?
Mine had gone too
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: Apologies as they're now back. Perhaps it's my computer?[/p][/quote]Mine had gone too Drivel
  • Score: 3

1:39pm Wed 11 Jun 14

jenniferho says...

Hi,

I have just read about this in the local Argus and i am outraged at the fact this got published, my sister and a couple other beach goers were the ones who actually saved this innocent woman, they are the one who pulled her out of the water and started to perform CPR and mouth to mouth this is was kept her alive until the paramedics arrived.

her so called "hero" boyfriend did not swim in the water to pull her out his words exactly to my sister and the others were " i cannot swim" he continued to just shout at his girlfriend whilst others performed CPR and the others were continuing to try and calm him down until paramedics got to the scene.

I would just like to strongly say that this lady would not be alive today if it wasn’t for my sister and others that helped. Her boyfriend had no involvement in this tragedy from start to finish.
Hi, I have just read about this in the local Argus and i am outraged at the fact this got published, my sister and a couple other beach goers were the ones who actually saved this innocent woman, they are the one who pulled her out of the water and started to perform CPR and mouth to mouth this is was kept her alive until the paramedics arrived. her so called "hero" boyfriend did not swim in the water to pull her out his words exactly to my sister and the others were " i cannot swim" he continued to just shout at his girlfriend whilst others performed CPR and the others were continuing to try and calm him down until paramedics got to the scene. I would just like to strongly say that this lady would not be alive today if it wasn’t for my sister and others that helped. Her boyfriend had no involvement in this tragedy from start to finish. jenniferho
  • Score: 20

1:44pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

spa301 wrote:
sean04 wrote:
Moan moan moan. Many people really do like to complain about this site. If you don't like it don't read it!!
This is one of the few outlets for local news and I don't think it's too much to expect some standard of journalism. People complain about the Argus journalism as the majority of their reports are laughably amateurish (a proof reader would be an idea) and since they're based in Southampton normally hopelessly inaccurate.
It is only thanks to 'She's a fighter' that we know this lady is on the mend.
I'd settle for the Argus reports to be accurate rather than properly spelled.
[quote][p][bold]spa301[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sean04[/bold] wrote: Moan moan moan. Many people really do like to complain about this site. If you don't like it don't read it!![/p][/quote]This is one of the few outlets for local news and I don't think it's too much to expect some standard of journalism. People complain about the Argus journalism as the majority of their reports are laughably amateurish (a proof reader would be an idea) and since they're based in Southampton normally hopelessly inaccurate. It is only thanks to 'She's a fighter' that we know this lady is on the mend.[/p][/quote]I'd settle for the Argus reports to be accurate rather than properly spelled. Gary1965
  • Score: 0

2:11pm Wed 11 Jun 14

jenniferho says...

My sister would also like to add a big thankyou to Peter, she would like to express her thanks to him and praise him for his bravery she would just like to quote to Peter "well done peter".

thanks
My sister would also like to add a big thankyou to Peter, she would like to express her thanks to him and praise him for his bravery she would just like to quote to Peter "well done peter". thanks jenniferho
  • Score: 9

2:43pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Gary1965 says...

jenniferho wrote:
Hi,

I have just read about this in the local Argus and i am outraged at the fact this got published, my sister and a couple other beach goers were the ones who actually saved this innocent woman, they are the one who pulled her out of the water and started to perform CPR and mouth to mouth this is was kept her alive until the paramedics arrived.

her so called "hero" boyfriend did not swim in the water to pull her out his words exactly to my sister and the others were " i cannot swim" he continued to just shout at his girlfriend whilst others performed CPR and the others were continuing to try and calm him down until paramedics got to the scene.

I would just like to strongly say that this lady would not be alive today if it wasn’t for my sister and others that helped. Her boyfriend had no involvement in this tragedy from start to finish.
It looks like the boyfriend was the one the reporter spoke to.
[quote][p][bold]jenniferho[/bold] wrote: Hi, I have just read about this in the local Argus and i am outraged at the fact this got published, my sister and a couple other beach goers were the ones who actually saved this innocent woman, they are the one who pulled her out of the water and started to perform CPR and mouth to mouth this is was kept her alive until the paramedics arrived. her so called "hero" boyfriend did not swim in the water to pull her out his words exactly to my sister and the others were " i cannot swim" he continued to just shout at his girlfriend whilst others performed CPR and the others were continuing to try and calm him down until paramedics got to the scene. I would just like to strongly say that this lady would not be alive today if it wasn’t for my sister and others that helped. Her boyfriend had no involvement in this tragedy from start to finish.[/p][/quote]It looks like the boyfriend was the one the reporter spoke to. Gary1965
  • Score: -2

5:24pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Pc_1973 says...

Well this is Pete here who is mentioned above. I did help bring the young woman out of the sea (along with 4 other people) and performed CPR on her. It was a team effort but I took control of the situation, as I was the only one who was first aid trained. I would like to thank all involved who assisted me. The main thing here is that she's alive and getting better. I would also like to say that her boyfriend went in to 'shock' which is normal behaviour when you see a loved one or family member involved in such a tragic incident, so please think about him during this time as i'm sure it was very hard for him to witness someone doing CPR on his girlfriend.
Well this is Pete here who is mentioned above. I did help bring the young woman out of the sea (along with 4 other people) and performed CPR on her. It was a team effort but I took control of the situation, as I was the only one who was first aid trained. I would like to thank all involved who assisted me. The main thing here is that she's alive and getting better. I would also like to say that her boyfriend went in to 'shock' which is normal behaviour when you see a loved one or family member involved in such a tragic incident, so please think about him during this time as i'm sure it was very hard for him to witness someone doing CPR on his girlfriend. Pc_1973
  • Score: 18

5:32pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Pc_1973 says...

jenniferho wrote:
My sister would also like to add a big thankyou to Peter, she would like to express her thanks to him and praise him for his bravery she would just like to quote to Peter "well done peter".

thanks
Thanks thats very nice of your sister. Pease thank her for her help.
[quote][p][bold]jenniferho[/bold] wrote: My sister would also like to add a big thankyou to Peter, she would like to express her thanks to him and praise him for his bravery she would just like to quote to Peter "well done peter". thanks[/p][/quote]Thanks thats very nice of your sister. Pease thank her for her help. Pc_1973
  • Score: 3

6:12pm Wed 11 Jun 14

NathanAdler says...

A photo of Hove Lagoon would be more apt. I don't even think that photo is in England!!
A photo of Hove Lagoon would be more apt. I don't even think that photo is in England!! NathanAdler
  • Score: -2

7:45pm Wed 11 Jun 14

Mrs Newcastle says...

NathanAdler wrote:
A photo of Hove Lagoon would be more apt. I don't even think that photo is in England!!
I can confirm the picture is of beach from the basin road at Portslade, just pass the seaside villas.
[quote][p][bold]NathanAdler[/bold] wrote: A photo of Hove Lagoon would be more apt. I don't even think that photo is in England!![/p][/quote]I can confirm the picture is of beach from the basin road at Portslade, just pass the seaside villas. Mrs Newcastle
  • Score: 1

10:00pm Wed 11 Jun 14

craig68 says...

Pc_1973 wrote:
Well this is Pete here who is mentioned above. I did help bring the young woman out of the sea (along with 4 other people) and performed CPR on her. It was a team effort but I took control of the situation, as I was the only one who was first aid trained. I would like to thank all involved who assisted me. The main thing here is that she's alive and getting better. I would also like to say that her boyfriend went in to 'shock' which is normal behaviour when you see a loved one or family member involved in such a tragic incident, so please think about him during this time as i'm sure it was very hard for him to witness someone doing CPR on his girlfriend.
I confirm that Peter is correct. I was reading my newspaper not far from where Peter was resting. It was only when Peter suddenly jumped up and headed for the sea that I became aware that something was happening. The boyfriend was in the sea at the time, swimming close to the rocks but he was having difficulties swimming. Peter reached him, I thought Peter went into the sea to save the boyfriend. I could see that Peter was concerned and I believe that he told him to return to shore while he continued on swimming. By the time I got to the rocks it became more clearer of whom he was more concerned about. He managed to find the girl and safely bring her to shore with the help of others. I will admit that with out Peter and the other guys and two women that phoned 999, this beautiful soul would not be with us today.
[quote][p][bold]Pc_1973[/bold] wrote: Well this is Pete here who is mentioned above. I did help bring the young woman out of the sea (along with 4 other people) and performed CPR on her. It was a team effort but I took control of the situation, as I was the only one who was first aid trained. I would like to thank all involved who assisted me. The main thing here is that she's alive and getting better. I would also like to say that her boyfriend went in to 'shock' which is normal behaviour when you see a loved one or family member involved in such a tragic incident, so please think about him during this time as i'm sure it was very hard for him to witness someone doing CPR on his girlfriend.[/p][/quote]I confirm that Peter is correct. I was reading my newspaper not far from where Peter was resting. It was only when Peter suddenly jumped up and headed for the sea that I became aware that something was happening. The boyfriend was in the sea at the time, swimming close to the rocks but he was having difficulties swimming. Peter reached him, I thought Peter went into the sea to save the boyfriend. I could see that Peter was concerned and I believe that he told him to return to shore while he continued on swimming. By the time I got to the rocks it became more clearer of whom he was more concerned about. He managed to find the girl and safely bring her to shore with the help of others. I will admit that with out Peter and the other guys and two women that phoned 999, this beautiful soul would not be with us today. craig68
  • Score: 5

11:10pm Wed 11 Jun 14

firemanste says...

i can confirm i was nowhere near this incident. i can also confirm that the sea can be dangerous and i can also confirm my thoughts and prayers are for this lady to get well
i can confirm i was nowhere near this incident. i can also confirm that the sea can be dangerous and i can also confirm my thoughts and prayers are for this lady to get well firemanste
  • Score: -1

3:49pm Thu 12 Jun 14

Hovitess says...

jenniferho wrote:
Hi,

I have just read about this in the local Argus and i am outraged at the fact this got published, my sister and a couple other beach goers were the ones who actually saved this innocent woman, they are the one who pulled her out of the water and started to perform CPR and mouth to mouth this is was kept her alive until the paramedics arrived.

her so called "hero" boyfriend did not swim in the water to pull her out his words exactly to my sister and the others were " i cannot swim" he continued to just shout at his girlfriend whilst others performed CPR and the others were continuing to try and calm him down until paramedics got to the scene.

I would just like to strongly say that this lady would not be alive today if it wasn’t for my sister and others that helped. Her boyfriend had no involvement in this tragedy from start to finish.
Hi,

Just wanted to add to the above it was actually two boys from Cardinal Newman who swam out to rescue her, not her boyfriend.

We are happy that she survived but disappointed that it has taken so long to reach the Argus.
[quote][p][bold]jenniferho[/bold] wrote: Hi, I have just read about this in the local Argus and i am outraged at the fact this got published, my sister and a couple other beach goers were the ones who actually saved this innocent woman, they are the one who pulled her out of the water and started to perform CPR and mouth to mouth this is was kept her alive until the paramedics arrived. her so called "hero" boyfriend did not swim in the water to pull her out his words exactly to my sister and the others were " i cannot swim" he continued to just shout at his girlfriend whilst others performed CPR and the others were continuing to try and calm him down until paramedics got to the scene. I would just like to strongly say that this lady would not be alive today if it wasn’t for my sister and others that helped. Her boyfriend had no involvement in this tragedy from start to finish.[/p][/quote]Hi, Just wanted to add to the above it was actually two boys from Cardinal Newman who swam out to rescue her, not her boyfriend. We are happy that she survived but disappointed that it has taken so long to reach the Argus. Hovitess
  • Score: 0

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