Petition Calling For Camber Sands To Get Lifeguards

27 July 2016, 10:49

A petition has now started to get lifeguards based at Camber Sands after one swimmer died and two others are still in hospital in a serious condition after being pulled from the water at the weekend.

A petition has now started to get lifeguards based at Camber Sands after one swimmer died and two others are still in hospital in a serious condition after being pulled from the water at the weekend.

Over 1400 signatures have been added in just a few hours.

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The 19-year-old man, who had been visiting Camber, was found at 6.20pm but was declared dead at the scene. He has been identified as Gustavo Silva Da Cruz from Brazil who was visiting family in Croydon.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been informed.

The other two people, not connected to Gustavo, a 35-year-old man and his 17-year-old son visiting from London remain in a critical but stable condition.

 Friends have now set up a Go Fund Me which has already raised over £8000 to help Gustavo's family fly his body back to Brazil.

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Here is the latest 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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