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A woman has died after getting into difficulties off the coast of Lincolnshire. The 69 year old was pulled from the water at Ingoldmells, near Skegness and despite attempts to revive her at the scene she died.
The tragedy comes as local coastguards reveal the number of call outs to emergencies so far this this July has more than doubled compared to last year - as the heatwave draws crowds to the east coast.
During the first three weeks of July the Humber Coastguard, which attends incidents along the length of the Calendar region's coastline, has been called out 219 times.
For the same period last year they were called out 86 times.
The Coastguard says it has seen a 23% rise in the number of incidents in the past month.
From 15 June to 16 July this year, HM Coastguard dealt with 2,859 incidents. That's an increase of 668 compared to the same period in 2012.
It's not only swimmers in difficulty that HM Coastguard has recently dealt with. Other emergencies or calls for assistance include medical evacuations, mechanical problems with small boats, divers in difficulty, people stuck in mud, cliff falls and people cut off by the tide.
Police say the death of a woman who was pulled from the sea in Ingoldmells is not being treated as suspicious.
The Coroner has been informed.
Police in Lincolnshire says they have had reports of two young men getting into difficulty at Chapel St Leonards.
They are now warning parents and young people about the dangers of using inflatables in the sea.
A 69-year-old woman has died after being pulled from the water at Ingoldmells, near Skegness.
Emergency services were called to the beach area behind the Beachcomber on Roman Bank, Ingoldmells, shortly after midday on Friday after the woman had been pulled from the water.