Woman pulled from the water at East Witterings '˜died of natural causes'

The elderly woman paramedics tried to save at East Witterings beach last Monday died of natural causes, according to police.

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Freda Moor, 82, of Longlands Road, East Wittering, was pulled from the water and resuscitation attempts were made before she was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

A postmortem found that death was due to natural causes and there will be no inquest, police added.

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Paramedics have praised those who tried their best to help the woman before emergency services arrived following a call out at 2.40pm.

Police have also named the elderly car driver who died in a collision with a tractor just minutes before in a collision in Birdham Road.

David Newton, 75, of Rookwood Road, West Wittering died at the scene after the Nissan Note he was driving collided with a tractor at around 2.30pm, police said.

Anyone who saw what happened or who noticed either vehicle being driven shortly beforehand is asked to email [email protected] or phone 101, quoting Operation Willowfold.

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