BREAKING COUNTY NEWS: Three people dead in Sussex sea tragedy

Camber Sands emergency incident. Photo by Tracey Mills/SWNS.com. SUS-160824-170556001
Camber Sands emergency incident. Photo by Tracey Mills/SWNS.com. SUS-160824-170556001

Three people have died after being pulled from the sea at a popular Sussex beauty spot today (Wednesday, August 24).

Emergency services were called to the beach at Camber Sands at 2.10pm to reports of a person in the sea.

While they were on scene another person was seen in difficulty at 2.20pm and 15 minutes later a third person was rescued.

The three men, who have not yet been identified, sadly died despite efforts to save them.

Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly said, “We are working with Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, South East Coast Ambulance and Rother District Council to clear the beach and encourage people to come out of the sea while we are investigating this incident.

“We are also asking people to stay away from Camber for the afternoon and evening to assist emergency services in managing this incident.

“This has been an incredibly tragic situation and very traumatic for those who were there on the beach at the time. At this stage we do not know who the men are and are doing all we can to establish their identities.”

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