Camber Sands Coastguard Rescue

27 July 2016, 10:47

Coastguard Search after swimmers got into difficulty, two in hospital, one is still missing

A body of a teenager has been found at Camber Sands in their search for a swimmer who got into difficulty in the water

two others are still being treated in hospital with serious injuries

the family of the 19 year old from London have now been informed of his death

This photo was taken by Amy Wells at 1pm on Camber Sands on Sunday

camber sands amy wells pic

One person was taken to hospital by helicopter while another was transported by ambulance after the incident at Camber Sands, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said.

Rescue teams from Dungeness and Rye, Coastguard rescue helicopters from Lydd and Solent, Rye RNLI lifeboat, beach lifeguards and police are searching for a missing person last seen in the water.

Hastings RNLI lifeboat and Pett Level Rescue Boat an independent inshore boat also joined the search.

Sussex Police said 'To clarify the men got into difficulty in the sea and were not stung by jellyfish'


Statement from Rother District Council

 “We are saddened by the tragic incident at Camber Sands on Sunday and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the man who died and the two men who remain in hospital.

“Hundreds of thousands of people enjoy Camber Sands every year and Sunday was particularly busy with around 25,000 visitors. As is usual for the summer season, beach patrols were on site to advise people of potential dangers, reunite lost children and deal with incidents on the beach. The district council's coastal officer and officers from Sussex Police were also on the beach.

“Our officers are trained to deal with incidents on the shore, and acted quickly and professionally in what was an extremely distressing situation; performing CPR on two of the men and alerting HM Coastguard and the RNLI who carried out the search for the missing man.”

 


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