A man has died after being pulled from the sea near Clacton Pier in Essex.

Paramedics, an air ambulance, and police were scrambled to the scene after receiving reports on Monday morning that a man had been found in the water at the seaside resort.

The man, in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Essex Police said they are currently treating the man’s death as ‘unexplained’ but not suspicious.

An Essex Police spokesman said: ‘We were called just after 10.30am on Monday after reports that a man in his 60s had been found just off Clacton Pier in the water.

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‘He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene. We are treating this as unexplained but not suspicious at this stage. Inquires are ongoing.’

An East of England Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘Two ambulances, an ambulance officer vehicle, a Hazard Area Response Team Vehicle and Essex and Herts Air Ambulance were called to Marine Parade, Clacton-on-Sea on Monday morning following reports of a man being found in the water.

‘Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, the patient had died at the scene.’

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