UPDATE: Littlehampton man ‘stable’ after being pulled onto Worthing rail tracks by dog

British Transport Police
British Transport Police

Police have confirmed a man from Littlehampton is in a ‘stable’ condition after suffering a cardiac arrest on the train track at West Worthing railway station.

Emergency services were called to the scene last night (July 30) after the man, thought to have been on a mobility scooter, was pulled onto the tracks by his dog.

A spokesman for British Transport Police (BTP) said the man suffered a cardiac arrest as a result of the fall.

A BTP spokesman this morning (July 31) confirmed the man was in a stable condition: “We were called to West Worthing rail station shortly before 4pm on Thursday, July 30, after a report of a person on the tracks.

“Officers from BTP and paramedics from South East Coast Ambulance Service attended the scene.

“A 40-year-old man, from Littlehampton, was safely removed from the tracks and taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.

“Officers are treating the incident as an accident.”

Rail services were severely disrupted between Brighton and Portsmouth with a number of delays and cancellations.

The line was reopened though delays continued into the evening. Police said his dog was uninjured.

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