Emergency services were called to the beach at
2.10pm on Wednesday (August 24) to reports of a person in the sea. While
they were on scene another person was seen in difficultly at 2.20pm and
15 minutes later a third person was rescued.

The three men, who have not yet been identified sadly died despite efforts to save them.

Chief Superintendent Di Roskilly said; “We are working with Maritime
and Coastguard Agency, Royal National Lifeboat Institute, South East
Coast Ambulance and Rother District Council to clear the beach and
encourage people to come out of the sea while we are investigating this
incident. We are also asking people to stay away from Camber for the
afternoon and evening to assist emergency services in managing this
incident.

“This has been an incredibly tragic situation and very traumatic for
those who were there on the beach at the time. At this stage we do not
know who the men are and are doing all we can to establish their
identities.”