UPDATED Teenager dies after being washed ashore in Herne Bay



A teenager  has sadly died after going in the sea in Herne Bay in Kent. Emergency crews and a rescue helicopter was scrambled to  Western Esplanade just after 12pm on Saturday afternoon.

Kent Fire and rescue, Coastguard search and rescue teams  and Hart Paramedics battled to try and save the young man who was washed up on the beach after going into the water.

The beach remains sealed off whilst Police conduct an investigation . The parents of the teenager have been informed of his tragic death.

Kent Police Said Officers were called at 12.15pm on Saturday 15 February 2020 to a report a person had been pulled from the sea in Herne Bay. Officers attended alongside the Kent Fire and Rescue Service and the South East Coast Ambulance Service where a man was declared deceased at the scene. The next of kin are aware. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be prepared for the coroner.