Sussex

Camber sands death: 'Kite-surfer' dies in 'tragic accident'

Camber Sands sea wall Image copyright PA Media
Image caption The man was attempting to paraglide when he fell on to a wall

A man has died after falling on to a wall at a popular seaside location in the south east of England.

Sussex Police said emergency services were called to the beach at Camber Sands near Rye just after 10:10 BST where the man was confirmed dead.

The 47-year-old, who was not from the area, had been kite-surfing at the time, police later confirmed. His next of kin have been informed.

The force said it was treating his death as a "tragic accident".

Earlier reports from the police said the victim had been a paraglider but this has since been corrected.

An employee of the nearby Kitesurf Centre, who did not wish to be named, said: "It looks like an incident while they were setting up their kite. They weren't on the water."

He said weather conditions were good on Saturday, adding that it was "not massively windy".

A sign on a fence at the scene warns kite surfers more than "90% of accidents occur during launching".

Image copyright PA Media
Image caption A sign warns kite surfers not to "launch" near the rocks

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