Police identifies the man who died in Camber Sands holiday park

Michael McDonagh has been identified in tributes as the guy who perished in a homicide investigation at a vacation resort.

After the 53-year-old father passed away on Friday night at the scene at Camber Sands, Sussex, six persons were taken into custody.

Following the conclusion of Crystal Palace vs. Arsenal’s Premier League season opener at just before 11 p.m., visitors at the Parkdean Resorts park saw a man being tackled to the ground following an argument.

Witnesses reported that as many men were on top of the victim, he was shouting, “I can’t breathe,” before turning blue.

His passing has triggered a public outpouring of grief, with friends and relatives paying respects online.

Six persons have been detained by police on suspicion of murder and are still there.

Our hearts are devastated, a family member wrote on social media. You were taken from us but will always be in our hearts.

“My thoughts are with his beautiful wife and kids. God, please keep an eye on them.

Uncle Michael, you didn’t deserve this, another person wrote. What kind of world is this? I shall never forget you.

Late on Friday night, forensics personnel and Sussex Police officers “swarmed” the resort.

According to a police spokeswoman, six persons have been detained on suspicion of murder after a man was found dead early on Saturday morning at a vacation park near Lydd Road, Camber Sands.

Around 10.50 p.m. on Friday, emergency services were contacted in response to reports of a fight involving several persons.

“Unfortunately, a 53-year-old man was tragically declared dead at the scene just after midnight despite the best efforts of paramedics. His heirs have been notified.

Six persons have been detained and are currently being held on suspicion of murder.

‘Our investigation is at a very early stage, but I would like to reassure the public that this appears to be an isolated incident with no broader danger of harm,’ added Detective Chief Inspector Emma Vickers of the Surrey and Sussex Major Crime Team.

Specialist officers are assisting the victim’s next of kin as officers investigate the entire facts.

The resort’s management company, Parkdean, made a £100 offer to any visitors who had to postpone plans and depart the park.

“We would like to make you aware that last night a serious incident occurred within our complex area,” they wrote in a statement to clients.

“Our team is doing everything they can to support the police investigation as it is now underway,” the spokesperson said.

Please understand that they are unable to comment on this situation.