Emergency services have swarmed on to a beach as part of a training exercise.

Ambulance crews, police officers, lifeguards and other services came together at Camber Sands near Rye to train themselves for a busy summer’s day.

The exercise this morning simulated what the teams would do if they needed to reach multiple patients on a summer’s day on the beach.

The Argus: Emergency services at Camber Sands Emergency services at Camber Sands (Image: PA)

Martin Watson, from South East Coast Ambulance Service, said: While we work with our Operation Radcott partners on a regular basis, this exercise provides us with the opportunity to test and learn from our plans in a safe environment.


“Our teams have the opportunity to hone their skills and each organisation can better familiarise itself with how other teams work so that we are all ready and prepared to respond in the event of a real incident.”

The Argus: Emergency services at Camber SandsEmergency services at Camber Sands (Image: PA)

The training day is part of Operation Radcott and is help annually to help test the emergency service’s preparedness to help beachgoers across Sussex.

The exercise involves representatives of the ambulance service as well as Sussex Police, fire and rescue crews, lifeguards and the coastguard.