Teenager swept out to sea off Wells

A teenager was in hospital tonight after being swept a mile out to sea off the North Norfolk coast.The youngster was one of two boys who went missing earlier in the day, triggering a massive search involving lifeboats and rescue helicopters.

A teenager swept almost two miles out to sea off the North Norfolk coast died in hospital this evening.

The youngster was one of two boys who went missing earlier in the day, triggering a massive search involving lifeboats and rescue helicopters.

The incident happened at Wells-Next-The-Sea after the tide was going out in a main channel.

One of the youngsters, aged 11, was rescued by an onlooker but when the person went back to get the second boy, the teenager could not be found.

It is understood he was eventually picked up out at sea by a helicopter and rushed to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The boy of 15 is believed to be from a Tamil family who were involved in a festival in Wells.

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Another of members of the Tamil community witnessed the incident and we treated for shock.

A spokeswoman for the N&N confirmed that the boy died 30minutes after arriving at hospital.

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