Teenager drowns as boat capsizes in river
A 15-year-old Devon boy died on Sunday night after his boat capsized in a river. The boy was playing with two friends in the inflatable boat in Ernesettle Creek, Plymouth when it overturned. He was overcome by strong tidal currents and became submerged in the water. Rescue services recovered his body 40 metres from where the boat capsized after an extensive two-hour search.
A passer-by managed to help his friends to safety, and they were taken to Derriford Hospital, Pymouth with only minor injuries.