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Five more people die in a week of seaside tragedies

By Dominic Harris

Published 25/08/2016

Rudy Bruynius, who died after being swept out to sea at Fistral Beach in Cornwall on Saturday, with his two-year-old daughter Mckayla Bruynius (Family Handout/PA)
Rudy Bruynius, who died after being swept out to sea at Fistral Beach in Cornwall on Saturday, with his two-year-old daughter Mckayla Bruynius (Family Handout/PA)

Five men died after being pulled from the sea and a sixth person is thought to be missing in another seaside tragedy as Britons basked in the sun on the hottest day of the year.

Beachgoers and emergency services tried to save three of the men after they got into difficulties in the water at Camber Sands near Rye, East Sussex, at around 2.15pm yesterday.

Two more bodies were found at around 8pm as the tide receded, and the RNLI and Coastguard were combing the sea and shoreline for another person thought to have been spotted in the sea. The deaths bring the toll to 12 in less than a week as people head for the coast at the tail end of the school holidays.

These included two-year-old Mckayla Bruynius who died on Tuesday night after she was caught by a large wave at Fistral beach in Newquay, Cornwall.

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