Two British teenagers killed and one seriously injured in Rhodes parasailing accident

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Two British teenagers have been killed in a parasailing accident on the island of Rhodes.

Another 15-year-old boy is in hospital with serious multiple injuries.

It’s believed the two who died are his 13-year-old brother and 15-year-old female cousin.

The bodies were found near Lindos.

The three youngsters were out parasailing when the rope connected to the speed boat was “cut”.

The driver alerted the coastguard.

The Greek coastguard said in a statement:

“They were following a speedboat.

“The rope was cut.

“The boy and the girl were killed, and another was heavily injured and brought to hospital.

“It is under investigation about how the rope was cut.”

The incident happened during high winds.

The boat’s driver and another person have been arrested.

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office said:

“We are supporting the family of two British people following their death in Rhodes and are in contact with the Greek authorities.”

 


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.



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