Tragedy Strikes Bournemouth Beach as Two Teens Die
A tragic incident off Bournemouth beach has left a 17-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl dead. Dorset Police received a report from paramedics on Wednesday afternoon of people requiring assistance on the beach off Bournemouth Pier.
Emergency services attended the scene and recovered 10 people from the water. The two teens sustained critical injuries and later died in hospital, while the other eight people were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
An investigation has been launched and a man in his 40s, who was on the water at the time, has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter. Detective Chief Superintendent Neil Corrigan of Dorset Police has urged anyone with information to come forward.
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Bournemouth West MP Conor Burns has called the incident a “salutary lesson” that danger is ever present on beaches and the ocean. Our thoughts are with the loved ones of those affected by this tragedy.