Inquest of two men who drowned at Camber Sands

An inquest has heard that a teenager - and the man who went to his rescue - both died after getting into difficulty at Camber Sands in July.

The inquests of Gustavo Silva Da Cruz, 19, from Brazil, and Mohit Dupar, who was in his thirties, are being heard in tandem at Hastings.

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Teenager shouted to friend 'I can't breathe' before drowning

Gustavo Silva Da Cruz, 19, disappeared in a fast rising tide

An inquest has heard that a teenager - and the man who went to his rescue - both died after getting into difficulty at Camber Sands on July 24.

Gustavo Silva Da Cruz, 19, disappeared in a fast rising tide after shouting to a friend 'I can't breathe'. His body was found later that day.

Mohit Dupar, 38, a strong swimmer, went to his rescue but he too went under. He died four days later in hospital.

Mr Dupar's son Ankush,17, also ended up underwater and was in a coma for three weeks.

In his statement to the inquest he called for the beach to be closed to swimmers.

The inquests - being heard in tandem at Hastings - will be followed by pre-inquest reviews into the deaths of five Sri Lankan friends who drowned at Camber in August.

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