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Swimmer dies off Westcliff beach
10:18am Sunday 19th August 2012 in News
A MAN has died after getting into difficulties while swimming off Westcliff beach yesterday.
The 41-year-old, from Southend, was spotted by other members of the public at about 11.45am.
He was unconscious by the time other swimmers and the coastguard managed to drag him ashore.
Despite the efforts of paramedics, he was later pronounced dead at Southend Hospital .
Police do not believe the death was suspicious.