The bodies of five men who died at sea at Camber Sands last week were formerly identified by the police yesterday as that of a group of five British Tamil men who had been childhood friends. 

"Kenugen Saththiyanathan, 18, and his brother Kobikanthan Saththiyanathan, 22 both of Normandy Way, Erith and their friends Nitharsan Ravi, 22 of Admaston Road, Plumstead, Inthushan Sriskantharasa, 23 of Chadwell Road, Grays and Gurushanth Srithavarajah, 27 of Elsa Road, Welling," Sussex police said on Friday, adding that the deaths had been referred to the coroner. 

Mr Saththiyananthan, father of brothers Kenigan and Kobikanthan, mourned the loss of his sons and highlighted the lack of lifeguards at the beach that day.