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Woman, 39, rescued at sea near Folkestone dies

Stormy weather at Sunny Sands beach in Folkestone. Credit: PA Wire

A 39-year-old woman who was rescued from the sea near Folkestone has died, Kent Police said.

Kent Police was called at 6.54am following a report of a woman in the sea.

Folkestone and Dungeness coastguard, Doverlifeboat and a helicopter were dispatched to an area off the harbour. The woman later died in hospital.

Police said they are not currently treating the death as suspicious, and a report is being prepared for the Coroner.

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