After three people were pulled from the ocean off Clacton, a teenager died.

In Marine Parade West on Aug. 8, three air ambulances were called to the scene.

Three people were recovered from the water and treated on the beach following reports.

Ambulance, Coastguard, and police were in attendance.

A 14-year-old girl died in the hospital, police confirmed.

Acting Detective Superintendent Paul Wells said, “We think that at this early point three teens were in trouble at sea and retrieved from the water near Clacton Pier. At this early stage, we believe that three teenagers got into difficulty at sea and were recovered from the water, close to Clacton Pier. A teenage boy and girl were taken to hospital in a critical condition. Of these, a 14-year-old girl has died in hospital and an 18-year-old man is stable but remains in a critical condition. A 15-year-old girl was also taken to hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.”

He continued, “The three casualties are related. Immediate family members have been informed and are at the hospital. We are continuing to support the family at this unimaginably difficult time and are working closely with our partners. We would like to thank members of the public and our emergency service colleagues who responded really quickly and worked incredibly hard to help the teenagers. We would also like to thank members of the public who showed respect to the casualties and their families and who gave the emergency services space to work. We thank you for your support as we work to establish what happened.”

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