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According to the ABC, Two 11-year-old boys have died after being pulled from Adelaide’s Glenelg Beach on Friday afternoon.
Emergency crews responded to a call in which a group of five children were in difficulty in the water just north of Glenelg jetty. The incident occurred around 6pm.
Three children were rescued initially by the emergency crews, with the two other children pulled from the water unresponsive a short time late.
One boy died at the scene.
The other boy was taken to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital with ambulance crews performing CPR in hopes to revive him. The boy died on arrival.
A witness on the beach at the time, Tyson Sutton, told the ABC that a helicopter was called in to join the search for the missing children:
“I think they got taken in a rip,” he said. “I just tried to run over there but with all the lifeguards and stuff there wasn’t much we could do really.
Tyson explained further:
“The helicopter was out in a couple of seconds and the lifeboats and everyone was out. It could have been our own kids, it could have been anyone’s kids.”
Both deceased boys were friends from Adelaide’s northern suburbs.
The three other children do not have any serious injuries.
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