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Coastguard said it is responding to a report of “multiple persons in the water” off Dymchurch

coastguard helicopter scrambled to two children swept out to sea in dymchurch
coastguard helicopter scrambled to two children swept out to sea in dymchurch

A Coastguard helicopter from Lydd has been scrambled  to two children aged 9 and 12 who have been swept out to sea in Dymchurch.

A winchman was seen being lowered into sea a short while ago plucking the pair from the water.

Both children have been rescued and airlifted to safety.

The Coastguard said it is responding to a report of “multiple persons in the water” off Dymchurch, Kent. A search and rescue helicopter from Lydd, the Dungeness Coastguard Rescue Team and Littlestone RNLI lifeboat are at the scene.