The nine-hour search to find the swimmer who went missing in the sea at Camber today (Sunday, July 24) has been called off by the coastguard.
Emergency services had been looking for the 19-year-old from London since around 12.40pm after two other swimmers had been rescued at Camber Sands.
The RNLI lifeboats stood down at around 4.20pm but now the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has called off the search.
“After an extensive search of the Camber Sands area and the surrounding sea, UK Coastguard has called off the search for a missing swimmer who was seen struggling in the water earlier today,” a coastguard spokesman said.
“Coastguard rescue teams from Dungeness and Rye, coastguard rescue helicopters from Lydd and Solent, Rye, Hastings and Littlestone RNLI lifeboats and Pett Level Rescue Boat (an independent inshore boat) beach lifeguards and Police all helped with the search.”
A 19-year-old and another London man in his 30s were rescued after getting into difficulty in the sea but .
Both suffered cardiac arrest but were resuscitated on the beach and airlifted separately to hospital.
Don’t miss out on all the latest breaking news where you live.
Here are four ways you can be sure you’ll be amongst the first to know what’s going on.
1) Make our website your homepage
2) Like our Facebook page
3) Follow us on Twitter
4) Register with us by clicking on ‘sign in’ (top right corner). You can then receive our daily newsletter AND add your point of view to stories that you read here.
And do share with your family and friends - so they don’t miss out!
Always the first with your local news.
Be part of it.