Swimmer rescued after being spotted hanging on to Southend pier

Swimmer rescued after being spotted hanging on to Southend pier

Swimmer rescued after being spotted hanging on to Southend pier

First published in News

A SWIMMER has been rescued after getting into trouble in the Thames Estuary and hanging onto to Southend Pier for safety.

Thames Coastguard were called at 1.45pm with a hovercraft and the inshore lifeboat despatched to rescue the man, believed to be a mile out into the Estuary.

Crews brought him ashore and he is currently being treated by paramedics at the scene.

A spokesman for the coastguard said: "A swimmer was hanging on to the pier half way out.

"The hovercraft and inshore lifeboat brought him ashore, we do not know how he got into trouble or how long he had been there."

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7:24pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Hope they charged him, for being "on" the pier
Hope they charged him, for being "on" the pier Nowthatsworthknowing
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11:20am Thu 10 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

you would have to be a real prize clot, to get stranded there....
you would have to be a real prize clot, to get stranded there.... pembury53
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