Two kids dead after Bournemouth sea incident, police examine nearby boat

Investigators are inspecting the circumstances surrounding the tragic deaths of a 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy who were amongst a bunch of 10 swimmers involved in an incident off the coast of Bournemouth on Wednesday. The pleasure cruiser Dorset Belle, which was within the area at the time, is presently anchored at Cobb’s Quay in Poole Harbour, with a police van close by. Dorset Police haven’t commented on the investigation.
The Dorset Belle is thought for offering regular cruises round Bournemouth and the Dorset Coast, departing from Bournemouth Pier. The Marine Traffic web site indicates that the boat visited the pier at 4pm BST on the day of the incident. The BBC has tried to contact the homeowners of the Dorset Belle with out success.
Tobias Ellwood, Conservative MP for Bournemouth East, known as on Dorset Police to concern a “qualified statement” relating to the incident, which resulted within the deaths of the younger woman from Buckinghamshire and the boy from Southampton. He told BBC Radio Solent, “Police should be given the space to do their investigation, however finally we do have to alleviate fears and take away the rife hypothesis that pours out due to social media, we have eight miles of seaside and families want to know is it secure.”
Dorset Police has not commented on any investigation involving the Dorset Belle. Safety is presently working with the Maritime Accident Investigation Branch and Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Farrell has emphasised that the investigation continues to be in its early stages and that the force is only releasing certain details to address speculation. The exact circumstances of the incident remain unclear.
An earlier police statement confirmed that there was no bodily contact with a jet ski or boat and that nobody jumped from the pier during the incident. A man who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter has been launched while inquiries continue..

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