Man dies after being pulled from the sea in Clacton

  • ITV News Anglia reporter Charlie Frost was at the scene

A man has died after he was pulled from the water near to Clacton Pier in Essex.

Paramedics and an air ambulance attended on Monday morning, but the man could not be saved.

It is the third death in the water in the past three days in the Anglia region as temperatures continue to soar in the heatwave.

Emergency services were called to Waxham on the Norfolk coast on Sunday afternoon following reports of a woman struggling while in the sea. The woman, who was in her 30s, was rescued by the Sea Palling lifeboat but was pronounced dead on arrival at hospital

  • ITV News Anglia reporter Kate Prout has more details on the incident in Waxham

A man in his 20s died on Saturday after getting into difficulties in a lake at Bawsey Country Park, near King's Lynn.

Rescue teams search the water at Bawsey Country Park. Credit: Ian Burt

Following the latest incident in Clacton, an Essex Police spokesman said: "We were called just after 10.30am on Monday after reports that a man in his 60s had been found just off Clacton Pier in the water.

"He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"We are treating this as unexplained but not suspicious at this stage. Inquires are ongoing."

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "Two ambulances, an ambulance officer vehicle, a Hazard Area Response Team Vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Marine Parade, Clacton-on-Sea on Monday morning following reports of a man being found in the water.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, the patient had died at the scene."