A 14-year-old boy, pulled from the sea in Joss Bay at lunchtime Wednesday died in hospital in London last night.
Members of the public retrieved the boy, who was blue and had no life signs or pulse, from the water.
Police officers and passers-by conducted chest compressions and breathed for the boy until ambulance crews arrived. After about 40 minutes of resuscitation efforts the boy regained a pulse. He was then flown to QEQM Hospital by air ambulance, but was last night transferred to Guy’s Hospital.
Witnesses had earlier seen him walking in the water; however the reason for him being in the sea is still unknown.
The boy had no identification on him, but has since been identified. He was reported missing to Kent Police about 6pm on Wednesday.