The man was rescued from the water by the Kent emergency services but later died in hospital. The teenager who was with him survived.

A man in his 40s has died after his fishing boat capsized off Deal Pier in Kent. An investigation by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch is now underway.

In a news release, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency says it was called at just after 7.10pm on 19 April, with reports of an upturned boat.

The Deal Coastguard Rescue Team, the HM Coastguard search and rescue helicopter from Lydd, Walmer and Rye Harbour inshore lifeboats and the Ramsgate all-weather lifeboat were all scrambled to the scene.

Two people were believed to be in the water, one a teenager.
The youngster managed to swim to shore and was treated at the scene by the emergency services before being taken to hospital, according to reports.

The older man was rescued from the water and was flown to the William Harvey Hospital in Willesborough, Ashford, by the HM Coastguard helicopter. He was later pronounced dead.

In a statement, Kent Police said: “Police are not currently treating the death as suspicious and will prepare a report for the Coroner. Kent Police has referred the matter to the Marine Accident Investigation Bureau.”