Hunt for missing boys scaled down

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The grandfather of a schoolboy drowned off the Lincolnshire coast at the weekend vowed yesterday to keep searching for his grandson's two friends who are still missing. James Scott spoke after an inquest into the death of his 11-year-old grandson, Christopher Scott (pictured), was opened and adjourned. Mr Scott said helping with the search was "just something I have got to do. I still live in this community and although I have had a tragedy myself I have got to do my bit". Christopher had been on a bicycle ride with Nathan Sawyer, aged nine, and Ian Smye, 10. It is almost certain that they are dead and police yesterday began scaling down the hunt for them.

Matthew Brace