Man dies after RAF helicopter rescue off Felixstowe Ferry

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A man has died after he was pulled from the sea off the Suffolk coast.

An RAF search and rescue helicopter was sent to Felixstowe Ferry at about 18:00 GMT on Sunday after reports that a man had entered the water.

The man was winched from the sea by the crew of the helicopter and taken to Ipswich Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly afterwards.

The helicopter, a Sea King based at Wattisham Airfield, had been on a training exercise nearby.

The Harwich RNLI inshore lifeboat was also despatched to the scene and coastguards co-ordinated the operation from the shore.

Suffolk police said the man was believed to be 59 years old.

"There are no suspicious circumstances and a file will be prepared for the coroner," said a police spokesman.

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