Search for ‘missing swimmer’ at beach days after tragedy

A coastguard helicopter has been seen above Camber Sands days after five men lost their lives at the beach. Picture taken on August 26 by Michelle Brown
A coastguard helicopter has been seen above Camber Sands days after five men lost their lives at the beach. Picture taken on August 26 by Michelle Brown
  • Coastguard and police search for missing swimmer
  • Member of the public sounded alarm after seeing abandoned pair of flip flops
  • Search comes after RNLI provided lifeguards to patrol beach over Bank Holiday weekend

Police have confirmed they are looking for a missing swimmer at Camber Sands – days after five men lost their lives at the beach.

A coastguard helicopter is circling above Camber Sands, and a spokesperson for the RNLI confirmed they had lifeboats at the scene.

Sussex Police said they were called to the scene after a member of the public contacted them and the coastguard at Camber Sands after seeing an abandoned pair of flip flops next to the sea and a female diving into the water at this location.

A spokesperson added: “Officers at the scene are doing coastal checks to see if there are any persons swimming having difficulty”.

An RNLI spokesperson said the search for the ‘potentially missing swimmer’ was being co-ordinated by Sussex Police and the coastguard, and that their lifeguards were keeping watch from the beach with binoculars.

This search comes after five men lost their lives at Camber Sands last week, and the RNLI donated lifeguards to patrol the beach over the Bank Holiday weekend. Click here to read more.

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