Woman, 67, dies after sea rescue in West Sussex

A 67-year-old woman from Goring-by-Sea has died after getting into difficulties in the sea off Sussex.

Emergency services were called on Saturday at 14:18 GMT after reports the woman had entered the mouth of the River Arun from Littlehampton Pier.

She was rescued by lifeboat crews, bought to shore and then taken to Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton where she later died.

Sussex Police said she had been carried out to sea by strong currents.

'Rough seas'

PC Andy Baynes said: "A lifeboat crew and HM Coastguard were quickly on the scene.

"The RNLI crew pulled her from the rough seas and returned her to shore where she was stabilised before being taken to the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

"Sadly she was pronounced dead just after 21:00 GMT."

The woman has not been formally identified and the police are not treating her death as suspicious.

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