He was trying to retrieve a drone he had been flying at 3.30 this afternoon
This man needed rescuing after he got stuck recovering his drone from the railway in Brighton just now, delaying @SouthernRailUK passengers. Please, don't fly your UAVs around the line. Thanks to @BTPSouthEast and @EastSussexFRS for their help. pic.twitter.com/ldYgd5tGRN— NR South East (@NetworkRailSE) November 14, 2017
A Southern spokesperson confirmed a member of public climbed over the wall at Howard Place, Brighton just after 15:30 to retrieve his drone after getting it stuck in a tree. He climbed down the wall to retrieve his drone, however he then got struck and could not climb up or down the wall.
"The fire and rescue team were called to assist, they asked Network Rail to turn the power off to the track, with the incident resolved within 45 minutes. As a result of this, train services running to and from Brighton may be cancelled or delayed by up to 10 minutes.
"We apologise to passengers for this disruption. Trespassing on the railway is illegal and dangerous, so when a trespasser is sighted, we have to stop all trains in the vicinity to make sure everyone is kept safe. Our teams are now working hard to restore the train services timetable as quickly as possible."