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Body found in search for missing person after sea rescue at Camber Sands

Rescue teams searching for a missing swimmer have found a body, it's been confirmed.

A group of three bathers got into difficulty while swimming in the sea off Camber Sands, just over the Kent border in East Sussex, yesterday afternoon.

Two people were taken to hospital but a search was launched for a third person.

An ambulance involved in the search off Camber Sands. Picture: @Kent_999s
An ambulance involved in the search off Camber Sands. Picture: @Kent_999s

Today, it was confirmed that the body of a 19-year-old man was found last night.

The two other bathers remain in hospital in a serious but stable condition.

VIDEO: The rescue helicopter arriving at the scene. Credit @Kent_999s

The coastguard, RNLI, police and search and rescue helicopters were all involved in the search.

A Coastguard spokesman said yesterday: "UK Coastguard is coordinating an incident at Camber Sands after a number of people got into difficulty in the water.

"One casualty has been transferred to hospital by Coastguard helicopter and a second person has been taken to hospital by ambulance.

"Coastguard Rescue Teams from Dungeness and Rye, Coastguard rescue helicopters from Lydd and Solent, Rye RNLI lifeboat, beach lifeguards and police are currently searching for a missing person last seen in the water."

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