Panic as beachgoers choke and struggle to breathe in Essex

sonos sonos One (Gen 2) - Voice Controlled Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Built-in - Black read more
Panic as beachgoers choke and struggle to breathe after 'breathing in fumes from fuel spill' off the coast of Essex One mother said her daughters were 'gasping' and struggled to form words  Police, ambulances and the fire service were all dispatched to Frinton seafront  Some beachgoers said there had been speculation of a fuel spill nearby 

By Tim Stickings For Mailonline

Published: 19:14 BST, 25 August 2019 | Updated: 19:16 BST, 25 August 2019

View
comments

Beachgoers choked and struggled to breathe in an alarming incident on an Essex beach today. 

Police, ambulances and the fire service were called to the seafront in Frinton shortly after 2pm today after receiving several reports of people struggling to breathe.

One mother said her daughters were 'coughing and gasping' and could not form words properly, but the cause of the panic has not yet been officially determined.  

Some beachgoers said they had heard speculation of a fuel spill, but police and the ambulance service have not confirmed this. 

Emergency services were called to Frinton seafront (pictured today) in Essex after receiving several reports of people coughing and struggling to breathe

Emergency services were called to Frinton seafront (pictured today) in Essex after receiving several reports of people coughing and struggling to breathe

Beachgoers said they had been left struggling to breathe but the cause is unknown and is being investigated.

One mother who was on a family day out at the busy beach told how her one of her twin daughters was left 'gasping' for breath.

Miriam Lansdell said: 'My daughter started coughing. She said 'I don't feel good. It hurts to breathe in'.

read more from dailymail.....

Get the latest news delivered to your inbox

Follow us on social media networks

NEXT Fadi Fawaz 'is living in a shockingly dirty £49-a-night Travelodge'