A pensioner is in a serious condition after rolling 20ft down a hill.

The man, in his 70s, was seen on Wolstonbury Hill, north of Pyecombe, by a dog walker at 6.30pm today.

She called an ambulance and paramedics had to search for the man on foot until they found him.

The man was believed to be suffering from neck and back injuries so the crew called in the Solent Coastguard helicopter to fly him to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

A spokeswoman for South East Coast Ambulance Service said: "The ambulance crew believe the man rolled head over heels about 20ft down the hill. A paramedic flew in the helicopter with the casualty."

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