Man dies in 'tragic accident' at Camber Sands near Rye

A man has tragically died after falling onto a wall while attempting to kite surf at Camber Sands near Rye, police said.

Saturday, 20th July 2019, 9:10 pm
The tragic incident took place at Camber Sands near Rye
The tragic incident took place at Camber Sands near Rye

Emergency services were called to the tragic incident at just after 10.10am today (July 20).

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "Emergency services went to the beach at Camber Sands near Rye, just after 10.10am on Saturday (July 20 ), after a report that a 47-year-old man had sustained serious injuries by falling on to a wall while attempting to kite surf.

"Sadly he was confirmed dead at the scene. His death is being treated a tragic accident and next of kin have been informed."

The man was not from the local area, police said.

A spokesman added that the coroners officer was continuing enquiries.