Man dies after swimming off Cleethorpes coast

Haile Sand Fort Image copyright Ian Paterson
Image caption The man was swimming near Haile Sand Fort at the mouth of the Humber Estuary when he got into difficulty

A man has died after getting into difficulty while swimming with friends in North East Lincolnshire.

The man, in his 40s, was pulled unconscious from the water by Humber Coastguard near Haile Sand Fort off the coast at Cleethorpes at about 21:00 BST on Wednesday.

He was flown to Hull Royal Infirmary where he was pronounced dead, Humberside Police said.

The force said the man's death was not being treated as suspicious.

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