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The Foreigner Girls die in drowning accident. Community gathers in shock and sorrow. An innocent game went horribly wrong yesterday, when two nine year-old girls died after being swept out to sea by a wave. The two were playing on slippery rocks together with a friend when they fell into the water at about 18:30. Police say they were alerted at about 18:45 after a passer-by heard screams.

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Girls die in drowning accident

Published on Monday, 8th March, 2010 at 11:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Community gathers in shock and sorrow.



An innocent game went horribly wrong yesterday, when two nine year-old girls died after being swept out to sea by a wave.

The two were playing on slippery rocks together with a friend when they fell into the water at about 18:30. Police say they were alerted at about 18:45 after a passer-by heard screams.

At 19:06, emergency services mobilised a major rescue operation involving two Sea King helicopters, as well as the Red Cross and many civilian boats, and life-saving measures were started immediately after the two were found.

But despite being flown by air ambulance to Kristiansund hospital at approximately 20:30, both girls died just before midnight.

Tidenes Krav reports candles have been lit by fellow pupils at Dalabrekka School, and a crisis team is in place to help them through. The third girl is now being comforted by relatives.

“We’ve been hit by a terrible tragedy. My thoughts go to their families, friends, and relatives,” Per Kristian Øyen, the mayor of Kristiansund tells NTB.



Published on Monday, 8th March, 2010 at 11:01 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: kristiansund, accident, drowning, sea, king, helicopter, hospital, tragedy, sorrow, shock.





  
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