Dorset Police have identified the two teenagers who died in a tragic incident at Bournemouth beach on Wednesday. The 17-year-old boy has been named as Joe Abbess from Southampton, while the 12-year-old girl has been named locally as Sunnah Khan. Another eight people were injured in the incident.
Families Pay Tribute
Joe’s family issued a tribute to him through Dorset Police, expressing their heartbreak and devastation at his death. They described him as a wonderful son and brother who was kind, generous, and hardworking. Joe was a talented trainee chef with a bright future ahead of him, and his family and friends are incredibly proud of the young man he was. They also thanked his friends and all of the emergency services who helped when the tragedy unfolded.
Emergency Services Respond
Dorset Police received a report from paramedics on Wednesday afternoon of people requiring assistance on the beach near Bournemouth Pier. Emergency services attended the scene and recovered 10 people from the water. The incident has been described as a “tragic accident” by officials.
A man who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter in connection with the deaths of the two youngsters has been released under investigation while enquiries continue, police said on Thursday. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about the incident is urged to come forward and speak to police.
The tragic incident at Bournemouth beach has left two families devastated and many others injured. The victims have been identified, and their families have paid tribute to them as kind, generous, and hardworking individuals with bright futures ahead of them. Emergency services responded quickly to the incident, and an investigation is ongoing to determine the cause of the tragedy.