Man drowns at West Wittering beach

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A man has drowned at West Wittering beach trying to rescue two children.

Sussex Police have confirmed the 25-year-old man had gone to help the youngsters, who were in a rubber ring, when he lost his life.

He managed to get both children to safety at the busy beach at 11am on Saturday.

A Sussex Police spokesman said: “On Saturday a tragic incident occurred on West Wittering Beach.

“A 25-year-old male accidentally drowned.

“He had gone to the assistance of two children playing in a rubber ring. He managed to get them to safety but it sadly resulted in him drowning.”

For full details of the tragedy, see this week’s Chichester Observer.