Mystery of Essex beach breathing problems deepens as cause still unknown Visitors to the seaside town of Frinton have been advised not to go into the water, following multiple reports of children coughing and struggling to breathe The reason why children coughed and struggled to breathe at a packed Essex beach yesterday remains a mystery. Hundreds of families were enjoying the sun in the seaside town of Frinton on Sunday, when a large number of people began to have trouble breathing. Essex Police said they were investigating, but that the cause remained unknown and the force advised people not to enter the water. Emergency services, including the ambulance and fire service, attended the scene at the seafront off Fourth Avenue shortly after 2pm.
Source: UK: Another ‘mystery’ event causes breathing problems at beach, this time in Essex