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Two men die after diving in Channel near Eastbourne

Two men have died after diving in the English Channel near Eastbourne, police have said.

The two men got into difficulty after diving in the English Channel near Eastbourne. Credit: Google Maps

The men, believed to be in their 40s and from outside Sussex, had been with a group of divers when they got into difficulty at 1.40pm.

Both were airlifted to the Eastbourne District General Hospital where they later died.

DCI Mark Ling said: "Tragically two divers have died after getting into difficulty while diving in the Channel. We are informing their families and will be conducting an investigation into the circumstances."