Packed tourist hotspot Beachy Head was evacuated and 238 people “decontaminated” in hospital after a mystery “chemical mist” blew in from the sea. Hundreds more beachgoers were left suffering stinging eyes and breathing difficulties after fleeing the East Sussex coast this afternoon. Eastbourne District General Hospital was forced to declare a “major incident” as staff in hazmat suits and treated inside pop-up “decontamination” tents. Witnesses have reportedly

said patients were made to change clothes and hosed down as an extra precaution, according to MailOnline. Dramatic pictures show the unusual smog lingering above the sea before moving inland towards revellers enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend weather at about 5pm on Sunday. Beachgoers reported suffering stinging eyes, throat irritation and breathing difficulties, while some had been physically sick. READ MORE