At 11am it was a bright sunny morning on Camber Sands. Parents and children were at play – balls were being hit, frisbees tossed, sand castles were being built. Then, very suddenly, the scene was lost as a blanket of dense sea mist blew in, quite rapidly. All sound seemed stifled. Visibility was reduced to 40 or 50 metres.
After 15 or so minutes the mist lifted, almost as quickly as it had arrived. As it dispersed silhouettes of figures emerged, at first as vague shapes and then in clearer form.