A man has been rescued by lifeboat crews in Brighton after he was found under the city’s pier last night reportedly naked (Tuesday, 11).
The RNLI said its inshore lifeboat was launched at 8.30pm to assist the Brighton lifeboat after it was reported the man had been under the structure for six hours.
Our all weather lifeboat launched to assist our inshore lifeboat and @RNLIBrighton with a man under the #BrightonPier structure who had been there for 6 hours. The man has now been taken to safety by @RNLIBrighton #RNLI #alwaysoncall pic.twitter.com/VrqEP7Aujz
— Shoreham Lifeboat (@SLifeboatRNLI) June 12, 2019
Crews from East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were also in attendance.
Crews initially stood off keeping a watch in case he went into the water.
Around 12.30pm this morning (Wednesday, 12), crews said a third, all weather, lifeboat was launched to assist.
The man eventually came down from the pier and was taken to safety.