Camber Sands inquest examines deaths of seven men including five young friends

It's one of the most popular holiday destinations on the South coast. Camber Sands attracts 30,000 people in peak season. Today, though, an inquest into the deaths of seven men heard it was also a beach with hidden dangers.

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Camber Sands victim died helping stranger

36-year-old Mohit Dupar was swimming with his son at Camber Sands last July, when he tried to help a stranger struggling to stay afloat in the sea.

The man in trouble was 19-year-old Gustavo Silva Da Cruz.

Mr Dupar was unable to save the teenager who drowned.

Mohit Dupar was pulled from the sea and passed away in hospital four days later. His death and bravery were unknown to the public for three months until it was discovered by ITV Meridian.

His son, 18-year-old Ankush Dupar almost died too. In this exclusive report, he speaks to our Correspondent Derek Johnson.

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