Thursday, June 26, 2008

18 Year Boy Drowned While His 10 Year Brother Swims Out Safe

A 18-year-man was tonight feared dead after an inflatable dinghy was blown out to sea by "hellish" winds. Lifeguards said the rubber boat was seen "cartwheeling" across the waves shortly after the man disappeared off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, last night. Coastguards said the missing man, who was wearing jeans and a white T-shirt, could not swim.

Emergency service workers said the man was with his 10-year-old brother when the inflatable was swept away. The youngster swam about 500 metres to shore to raise the alarm after the boat capsized, coastguards said. Lifeguards said the 10-year-old boy swam back to three of his other brothers flying a kite on the beach.

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