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Camber Sands deaths mystery: Five bodies pulled out of water

25th Aug 16 11:30 am

The investigation continues

Five men who died at Camber Sands were on a ‘day out from London’, it has been found.

Three men were found in the water on Wednesday afternoon, while two others were found later.

Formal identification has not taken place but police believe the men were in their late teens and early 20s.

Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly said: “We believe they are all in their late teens and early 20s and come from the Greater London area. These men were not fully clothed when they were pulled from the sea but wearing clothes appropriate for being at the beach for the day.

“This has been an incredibly tragic incident and we are offering their next of kin support at this difficult time and our thoughts are with them.”

Sussex Police understands the men were spending the day at the popular beach near Rye in East Sussex yesterday.

It was earlier thought a sixth person was missing but police have confirmed no further search is taking place.

Rescuer Deven Small told the BBC: “I walked over to the scene and I could see a few people holding someone but his head kept on going in and out of the water.
“I ran in and helped to carry him in. Adrenaline kicks in. I didn’t want to, you’re talking about someone’s life on the line.

“It’s not the nicest thing to see in the world, to see someone die in front of you.”

Two bodies were discovered by a member of the public as the tide receded at about 20:00, the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) said.

Police said none of the victims had been stung by jellyfish and there was “nothing to suggest the men were migrants”.

The investigation continues.

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