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Inquest rules death of a six year old at Margate beach was accidental

An inquest into the death of a six-year-old girl who drowned in the sea off Margate has concluded it was an accident.

Dajahnel Young was on a day trip from London with her mother's church friends in July last year.

The six-year old was among a group of young children who were told on three occasions not to go into the water without adult supervision.

While playing in the sand she disappeared, the coroner concluded she was trying to find people within the group who went to get an ice cream or find others who were in the sea.

The six-year was later found face down in the water.

Despite numerous attempts to resuscitate her she died at the QEQM hospital.

It was a busy summer’s day with 6,500 people were on the beach.

The RNLI had been alerted to 25 children were reported missing at the beach that day. The six-year old was the only one not found safe.

The charity previously told the inquest that Dajahenl had drowned outside of the patrol area of its lifeguards - near to the Harbour Arm, an area that had varying depths of water and was described as ''potentially hazardous to someone who couldn't swim''.

The coroner concluded that this had no impact on Dajahnel’s death.