Man found dead after emergency services called to Southend seafront

Man found dead after emergency services called to Southend seafront <i>(Image: resident)</i>
Man found dead after emergency services called to Southend seafront (Image: resident)

A man has died after concerns were raised for the welfare of a person in Southend.

A large emergency service presence was called to the seafront, near to Adventure Island, this morning.

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Images showed police, ambulance and fire service vehicles, as well as an air ambulance, on the scene on the seafront.

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An Essex Police spokesman said: "We were called to Southend Seafront, close to Adventure Island shortly after 9am this morning following the concern for safety of a man in the water.

"Sadly, the man was declared deceased at the scene. His death is currently being treated as unexpected but not believed to be suspicious. Enquiries are ongoing."