Two teens die in Bournemouth beach tragedy, man arrested for manslaughter

Two young individuals, a girl aged 12 and a boy aged 17, tragically lost their lives after being rescued from the sea near Bournemouth beach. Dorset Police stated that there was “no physical contact” between the victims and any vessel in the water at the time of the incident. Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances that led to several swimmers experiencing difficulties in the water.

A man in his 40s has been taken into custody under suspicion of manslaughter. Additionally, eight other individuals received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries. Emergency services were alerted to the situation at Bournemouth beach at 4:32pm on Wednesday.

Dorset Police, in collaboration with other agencies, is working diligently to uncover the factors that contributed to this tragic event. In a statement issued on Thursday, the police force clarified that initial investigations point to no physical contact between a vessel and any swimmers during the incident. The arrested man was confirmed to have been “on the water” when the tragedy occurred.

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Jamie Cartwright

Jamie is a keen traveler, writer, and (English) teacher. A few years after finishing school in the East Mids, UK, he went traveling around South America and Asia. Several teaching and writing jobs, he found himself at The Thaiger where he mostly covers international news and events.