Teenager dies after falling into Weymouth harbour

Teenager dies after falling into Weymouth harbour

Teenager dies after falling into Weymouth harbour

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A teenager has died after falling into Weymouth Harbour.

Emergency services rushed to the scene at Westham Bridge just after 2.30am this morning and RNLI crew pulled the man, 18, from the water but he later died in hospital.

A Dorset Police spokesman said: "His next of kin are aware and the coroner has been notified. The death is not believed to be suspicious but officers are looking into the circumstances of how the man came to be in the water."

The incident unfolded in the inner harbour in the early hours of this morning.

Weymouth RNLI inshore lifeboat was launched at 2.45am to a report from Portland Coastguard of a person in the water near Weymouth inner harbour marina.

The lifeboat arrived on scene within two minutes of launching. Dorset Police and ambulance personnel where already on scene. T he casualty could not be reached with the inshore lifeboat because of the location between the marina pontoons and Westham Bridge, so lifeboat was positioned on the marina pontoon as close to the reported position of the casualty as possible.

The casualty could not been seen by the crew so a member of the crew, Leon Weaver, entered the water and swam the five metres to the casualty’s last known position.

The casualty was located beneath the surface and recovered from the water onto the pontoon and then to the lifeboat.

The lifeboat, with the causality on board made the short passage to the town slipway and was handed over to awaiting ambulance personnel. The lifeboat was released to return to station at 3.15am.

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4:29pm Thu 9 Jan 14

suzigirl says...

Another total waste of a young life!
Another total waste of a young life! suzigirl
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