A young girl has died in hospital after being pulled from the water in Margate

Emergency services were called to the harbour Photo John Cripps

A six-year-old girl has died after being pulled out of the water at Margate harbour yesterday (July 28).

Kent Police and ambulance crews were called at 3.13pm to concerns for the girl spotted in the sea.

CPR was performed by paramedics and the child was taken to QEQM Hospital in a serious condition. Sadly, the young girl, from Erith, later died.

Her next of kin have been informed.  There are no suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for the coroner.

It is believed the youngster was with a family group on a day trip.

Emergency services were also called to the beach off Westbrook prom at 12.48pm yesterday to a boy who was in difficulty in the water. He was also taken to QEQM in a serious condition.

Click here for RNLI advice for staying safe on the beach


  1. What was a six year old girl doimg on her own no one could of been watching her poor love these so called family members have to live with this tragedy

    • Exactly what I was thinking and I totally agree with you on this. But what a terrible tragedy.

  2. What were the RNLI Beach Lifeguards doing that they didn’t see a girl struggling in the water in front of them? This is just tragic for the family who were down for the day for a party on the beach, and it is tragic for Margate that she wasn’t safe on our beach.

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