Boy, 17, dies during school trip to the beach

West Wittering beach at low tide. The sky is grey.
Police officers said they were investigating to find out exactly what happened [BBC]

A boy has died during a school trip to the beach after an incident in the sea, Sussex Police has said.

Emergency services and HM Coastguard were called to West Wittering beach at about 13:00 BST after reports of concern for a boy in the water.

A 17-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital where he later died, police said.

The boy’s next of kin have been informed and an investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances.

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