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Telegraph, 01 Jun 2023
Detectives are to hold a press conference after the deaths of two children off Bournemouth beach.

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 and later died in hospital.

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

The two children may have been overcome after being hit by the wash from a jet ski or boat, with witnesses reporting seeing numerous jet skis close by at the time.

With an investigation continuing at pace into the deaths, officers have revealed that they are working on the belief that there was no actual contact between “a vessel and any swimmers”.

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