Man threatens to pull person from rocks

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A SUICIDAL man threatened to jump into the sea near Southwick Beach and pull another person with him.

The pair were on the rocks near Carats Café on Friday evening and the Shoreham inshore lifeboat was launched at 6.30pm.

A Shoreham RNLI spokesman said: “One was believed to be suicidal and threatening to jump into the water and pull the other in with him.

“The lifeboat proceeded with caution to the scene.

“Once there, the coastguard informed the crew that the police were taking the suicidal man into custody.”

The lifeboat remained on scene until he was removed from the area and then it returned to station.