Woman found dead in the water at Southend

The police have cordoned off the area at Chalkwell beach after the woman was found dead this morning Credit: ITV

A woman has died in the water at Southend this morning.

Essex Police were called by the coastguard at 10.15am, who had concerns for the welfare of a woman found in the sea at Chalkwell beach.

Police say the woman was dead when they arrived.

The area is cordoned off and police are still at the scene.

Essex Police said in a statement: