An elderly woman has died after she was pulled from the water at a beach.
Essex Police said emergency services responded to concerns for the wellbeing of a woman in Walton-on-the-Naze at around 6.20pm on Wednesday.
The woman, aged in her 80s, was pulled from the water.
She died despite the efforts of the public and paramedics.
The force said: “Her death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.
“We want to thank the members of the public and partner agencies for their efforts responding to this incident.”
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