A person who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the deaths of a young person and a 12-year-old woman has been launched underneath investigation whereas enquiries proceed, police stated.
A 17-year-old boy from Southampton and a woman from Buckinghamshire died following an incident on Wednesday afternoon. They weren’t associated, officers have confirmed.
The man arrested was on the water on the time, Dorset Police stated.
Eight different individuals have been handled on the scene for non-life threatening accidents.
Officers dismissed options a ship hit swimmers in the course of the main incident off Bournemouth seashore.
The pressure stated immediately that “early investigation indicates that there was no physical contact between a vessel and any swimmers at the time of the incident”.
Detective Chief Superintendent Neil Corrigan stated: “Our thoughts remain very much with the loved ones of the two young people at this horrendous time and we are doing all we can to support their families.
“We are persevering with with our investigation, which remains to be on the early phases, and would ask individuals to not speculate concerning the circumstances surrounding the incident to each defend our enquiries and out of respect for the victims’ households.
Police have been seen standing by a pleasure boat referred to as the Dorset Belle, moored by Poole Harbour, on Thursday night.
According to the web tracker, Marine Traffic, on the day of the deaths the boat made quite a few circuits within the waters off Bournemouth Pier, together with across the time of the incident.
At a press convention in Bournemouth, Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Farrell additionally stated there was no suggestion that individuals have been leaping into the ocean from the pier or that jet skis have been concerned.
“We are working with partner agencies to understand what has caused the tragedy,” Dorset Police stated in a press release.
“We are investigating the circumstances that caused a number of swimmers to get into difficulty. Further information will be released as the investigation progresses.”
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Tom Saunders, a surfer who helped with the search operation, stated he heard “lifeguard sirens going off, making an announcement, and then the beach got cleared either side”.
“So obviously, I knew something had gone on. We heard the helicopters coming so knew it was serious,” he stated.
Mr Saunders and three different surfers searched areas of the pier the place the lifeguards’ jet skis couldn’t attain.
“They said there were two people missing at the time and then after about a half hour they said everyone was accounted for,” he added.