A man has died after falling from a boat in the sea in Essex.
Clacton lifeboat crew was called to the scene around three miles off the coast of Lee-Over-Sands near St Osyth at around 1.15 on Saturday.
Police Marine rescue units were also involved in the rescue attempt. The man, who was 59, was pulled from the water but wasn't breathing. He was taken to hospital but later died.
The vessel and its three other occupants were towed to Brightlingsea by an Essex Police marine vessel.
A spokesman for Clacton RNLI said:
The thoughts of everyone at Clacton Lifeboat Station are with the friends and family of the man and those who were involved in the incident. We would like to thank all the emergency services, including Clacton Coastguard, Walton Coastguard, Essex Police, the East of England Ambulance, First Responders, the Air Ambulance and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter, for their efforts It was heart-breaking that despite excellent teamwork from all the services involved that the man’s life could not be saved.”
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As the region prepares to bask in the sun this weekend, Clacton's answer to Baywatch are getting ready to jump into action.
Beach patrols along the seafront begin this weekend and, judging by the weather forecast, it looks like they have timed it perfectly.
Temperatures are expected to hit 20 degrees or even higher on Sunday and that is expected to bring out plenty of beach-goers.
So, switch California for Clacton, squint a bit, and enjoy Tanya Mercer's report with top tips for how to stay safe this weekend.
A man from Clacton been charged with murder following a fatal stabbing in Essex.
23-year-old Danny Myers was stabbed to death at a house in Rochford Road, St Osyth, on Monday March 20.
A post mortem examination found Mr Myers, from Enfield, died from a stab wound to the heart.
Kevin Paddick, 34, is due to appear in court today, while a 29-year-old woman from Clacton who was also arrested on suspicion of murder has been released without charge.
A murder investigation is underway after a 23-year-old man was stabbed to death in Essex.
Police were called to Rochford Road in St Osyth near Clacton just before 5 o'clock this morning (March 20).
Officers carried out CPR on the victim until an ambulance arrived, but he died in hospital a short time later.
A 29-year old woman from Clacton has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
A 50-year-old man has been stabbed in the chest in what police believe was an attack in Clacton this morning.
The victim was found at an address at Bluehouse Avenue around 11.10am on Saturday, March 18.
His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A 48-year-old man from Clacton has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in police custody.
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A man has been robbed at knifepoint by three masked men in Badminton Road in Clacton, Essex.
The man was walking on the footpath between the Martello Tower and the Clacton Golf Club near the sea wall when three men approached him with a knife.
He wasn't injured but the men took a mobile phone. The men were all wearing balaclavas.
Officers are looking to speak to two men who were seen on bikes in the area and may have witnessed the incident.
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A woman in her 20s was in the McDonald's restaurant in Pier Avenue at around 7.30pm on Friday December 16.
A man snatched her bag from the table she was sitting at before leaving the restaurant.