UPDATE: Injured seal on Brighton beach dies

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The injured seal which was washed ashore on a Brighton beach this morning has died.

The seal was spotted on the beach near Brighton Pier by swimmers early this morning and the alarm raised.

He was described as being exhausted and distressed.

Coastguards, lifeboats and members of the British Divers Marine Life Rescue tried to help the seal but he passed away.

A spokesperson for the Maritime Coastguard said the alarm was raised at 8.15am.