‘Hero’ teenagers rushed into water to help save swimmers at Bournemouth beach

Investigation continues after two youngsters die in beach tragedy

William Mata,Maryam Zakir-Hussain
Sunday 04 June 2023 17:45 BST
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Bournemouth: Witness describes 'panic' on beach after tragic incident

Two teenagers have been hailed heroes after they helped bring a man struggling in the water off Bournemouth Pier to safety on the day two children died in the sea.

Iona Hunter, 14, and Kaiden Andre, 15, were swimming in water at Bournemouth beach on the day of a tragic incident, which led to the deaths of a 12-year-old girl from High Wycombe - identified on social media as Sunnah Khan - and a 17-year-old boy from Southampton.

Eight others were treated by paramedics after being rescued from the sea. The father of one of the survivors previously addressed rumours of what happened during the tragedy, saying his daughter was caught in a riptide.

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