Man died following coastguard rescue at Cuckmere Haven

A 30-year-old man died at Eastbourne hospital after being rescued by a coastguard swimmer on November 15.
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Dean Evans from Lewes died after being airlifted to the DGH when he was rescued from the sea at Cuckmere Haven.
According to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the six-strong crew was called out in ‘gale force conditions’ at 1.09pm on Sunday after a report of ‘two swimming casualties’ in the water at Cuckmere. 
As the lifeboat got closer to the location of the swimmers, it was confirmed one of the casualties had ‘self-recovered’ while Mr Evans remained in difficulty, the RNLI said. The lifeboat arrived on the scene as the HM Newhaven Coastguard were on the shore and the coastguard helicopter was eight minutes away. 
Due to sea conditions and depth, the lifeboat was unable to move in closer to the shore so a coastguard rescue swimmer negotiated with difficult sea conditions and recovered Mr Evans before bringing him to the shore. 
Mr Evans was then airlifted by the coastguard helicopter to Eastbourne DGH where he later died, according to Sussex Police. 
The incident is not being treated as suspicious and has been referred to the coroner’s officer.