Southsea seafront incident: Police update after man found 'unresponsive'

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EMERGENCY crews battling to save someone’s life on Southsea seafront have now taken a man to hospital after he was found unresponsive.

As reported, paramedics and police were at the seafront behind the Pyramids on Clarence Esplanade following the incident this morning around 11.30am.

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Emergency crews battling to save someone’s life on Southsea seafront

A witness said chest compressions were ongoing on for a number of minutes.

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Southsea seafront incident

Police have now confirmed the individual involved was a man who was found ‘unresponsive’ in the sea.

He has now been taken to Southampton General Hospital.

A spokeswoman said: ‘Police were called at 11.34am this morning after a man was found unresponsive in the water. He was taken to hospital.’

There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding the incident, police confirmed.

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Southsea seafront incident

An air ambulance was seen over the seafront while a large police presence attended the busy location.

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Portsmouth Coastguard team assisted with transferring the patient to paramedics.

The hot weather has seen people flock to the coast as temperatures soar to 35C amid the heatwave.