Two children have been taken to hospital after they were swept out to sea off the Kent coast.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has confirmed two children and one adult were swept out to sea in Dymchurch.
The HM Coastguard was called to the scene shortly after 3pm on Tuesday.
The crew helped rescue two youngsters aged nine and 12 from the sea.
DYMCHURCH update: ‘Multiple persons’ are said to have been in difficulty at Dymchurch this afternoon. One child is believed to have been rescued by a Coastguard helicopter and another child by a member of the public who swam to their assistance. Vid Kathy Nicholls. pic.twitter.com/FvayRuiKvt— Kent 999s (@Kent_999s)July 28, 2020
"At just after 3pm this afternoon, HM Coastguard received multiple 999 calls about three people, two children and one adult, in difficulty in the water off Dymchurch, Kent," a spokesperson said.
"We sent the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd, Dungeness Coastguard Rescue Team and Littlestone RNLI lifeboat.
"The helicopter took one child to Ashford hospital and the other child was taken to hospital by South East Ambulance Service.
"The adult was able to self-recover back to shore."
Kent Police and South East Ambulance also attended the scene with a local vessel providing support.