Narrow Escape for Strolling Couple at Beachy Head
The two students had planned to enjoy the sunny weather and walk along the beach from Eastbourne to Brighton. Their plans went wrong when they became surrounded by the rapidly approaching tide as they walked below Beachy Head and were unable to walk on or retreat to Eastbourne. The cliff prevented them from using their mobile phones to summon help.
The male student decided to swim back to Eastbourne where he managed to raise the alarm: rescuers found him shivering and soaked but unharmed. Coastguard and police services searched for the woman and rescued her from the foot of the cliffs. She was examined by SIMCAS doctor Rowley Cottingham who found her to be cold and wet but unharmed. He said "