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Appeal for witnesses after a man dies following an incident at Lepe Beach

Police are appealing for witnesses following the death of a man after an incident at Lepe Beach on Saturday (28 August).

Police were called at 3.54pm to a report that a man was unconscious in the sea at Lepe Beach, Exbury.

The 51-year-old man was transported to Southampton General Hospital but despite the best efforts of emergency services was pronounced dead.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

Police know that there were a number of people in the area at the time who attempted to assist the man, the police would particularly like to speak to the people he was with.

They would specifically like to speak to several members of the public who helped the man from the water into their boat and several others on another boat who assisted a woman at the scene.

They’d also like to speak to the person who communicated a ‘May Day’ call to alert emergency services to the incident.

If anyone was on the beach or in the area from 2.30pm onwards and witnessed what happened, they’d also like them to get in touch.

If your one of the people described or have any information, please contact police on 101 quoting 44210344158.