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Bournemouth beach: Man arrested for manslaughter after two children killed

Telegraph, 01 Jun 2023
A man has been arrested after two children died off Bournemouth Pier.

A 17-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl were pulled from the water with “critical injuries” shortly after 4.30pm on Wednesday off the Dorset beach.

They died in hospital and eight other people, who were in the same group of 10 children recovered from the water, were treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Dorset Police said: “Following enquiries, a man aged in his 40s who was on the water at the time has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter.”

It is not yet clear how the boy and girl, who died in hospital, got into difficulty at a time when the beach was crowded with thousands of families enjoying 23C sun during the May half-term holiday.

Read the full article here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2023/05/31/bournemouth-pier-boy-17-and-girl-12-die-after-incident/

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