Camber Sands deaths: Police confirm identity of five victims

The emergency services on Camber Sands on Wednesday. Photo by Natalja Taylor.
The emergency services on Camber Sands on Wednesday. Photo by Natalja Taylor.

The five men who died at Camber Sands have now been named by police.

They are Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22, both of Normandy Way, Erith.

Their friends Nitharsan Ravi, 22, of Admaston Road, Plumstead, Inthushan Sriskantharaja, 23, of Chadwell Road, Grays and Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27, of Elsa Road, Welling, also died in the tragic incident.

Police say the men all travelled together to Camber for the day on Wednesday (August 24) where they sadly died. Their deaths have now been passed to the coroner.

Ajirthan Ravi told national media his brother Nitharsan was studying aeronautical engineering at the University of Brighton and was just about to start his second year.

He also said police identified the victims after finding Nitharsan’s car parked near the beach.

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