Three people dead after being pulled from the sea at Camber Sands

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Sussex Police have confirmed the deaths of three men who were pulled from the sea by emergency services earlier today.

Emergency teams were called to reports of the trio needing urgent medical aid at Camber Sands, near Rye, East Sussex, at about 2.15pm, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.

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All three were treated at the scene, where people had gathered to enjoy the hottest day of the year.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: "The three men, who have not yet been identified, sadly died despite efforts to save them."