Search continues for teen missing in sea near Clacton

Ben Quartermaine Credit: Rodger Tamblyn

The search is continuing for Ben Quartermaine, 15, who was last seen in the water near Clacton Pier yesterday evening (July 26).

The Coastguard was called at 6.20pm yesterday after two boys got into trouble in the water.

One boy was rescued by a lifeboat crew, checked over by medical teams and reunited with his family, but Ben is still missing.

The search continued into the night and was resumed by the Coastguard this morning (July 27).

The teenage boy teenager was last seen in water near Clacton Pier Credit: Rodger Tamblyn