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Sea Cadet dies after falling overboard.

Summary: A 14-year-old Sea Cadet has died after falling overboard from a ship, according to police.

A 14-year-old Sea Cadet has died after falling overboard from a ship, according to police.

The boy was airlifted to hospital by coastguard helicopter following the incident in Stokes Bay, near Gosport, Hampshire, on Sunday evening but was later pronounced dead.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "The Marine Accident Investigation Unit is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 14-year-old boy which occurred in the Solent on Sunday May 2.

"The Marine Accident Investigation Unit and Hampshire Constabulary are fully reviewing all of the circumstances surrounding the death and the coroner has been notified."

Solent Coastguard said it received a Mayday call from the ship at 8.30pm stating that a member of the crew had fallen over the side while it was at anchor in Stokes Bay.

The Coastguard Rescue helicopter attended the scene along with the Gosport and Fareham Inshore Rescue Service.

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