2 Teenage Boys From Kerala Drown In Lake In Northern Ireland

The Kerala Affiliation within the Northern Irish metropolis led the tributes to the youngsters on Tuesday.


Two 16-year-old UK-based Indian boys who had gone to a lake in Northern Eire for a swim have died in what the native police imagine is a “tragic drowning incident”. 

Joseph Sebastien and Reuven Simon, each initially from Kerala, have been amongst a bunch of buddies who went to the Enagh Lough in Derry/Londonderry on Monday, which was a vacation within the UK.

The Kerala Affiliation within the Northern Irish metropolis led the tributes to the youngsters on Tuesday.

“We’re extraordinarily heartbroken with the devastating tragedy with the lack of our two children, Mr Reuven Simon and Mr Joseph Sebastian, occurred in Enagh Lough yesterday. Our ideas and prayers are with all of our households and buddies at this troublesome time,” a spokesperson stated.

An area resident and native councillor, Rachel Ferguson, took to Twitter to precise her condolences.

“My ideas are with the household & buddies of the 2 lovely younger boys who tragically misplaced their lives at Enagh Lough yesterday,” Councillor Ferguson tweeted.

“The group is in shock, and saddened. My because of all of the emergency providers who attended the scene till very late final night time,” she stated.

The Police Service in Northern Eire (PSNI) issued an announcement associated to the incident and confirmed that the our bodies of the 2 youngsters have been recovered from the lake.

“One male was taken from the water and transferred to hospital, the place he was later pronounced lifeless,” Inspector Brogan stated.

“A second male was positioned and recovered from the water after in depth searches by Foyle Search and Rescue and police divers. He was sadly pronounced lifeless on the scene… Enquiries are ongoing into this incident, however we imagine, at this stage, that this was a tragic drowning incident. Our ideas are with the households of these affected,” he stated.

One different male was taken to the hospital for remedy of non-life-threatening accidents and three different males have been additionally on the scene, the police stated.

The Mayor of Derry/Londonderry and Strabane District Council councillor, Sandra Duffy, expressed her disappointment on the incident and referred to as for vigilance whereas swimming within the area’s lakes and rivers.

“The unhappy lack of two teenage lives in such circumstances is devastating for all of us. As a mom, my coronary heart goes out to the boys’ mother and father and to their household and buddies presently, I hope you get the power and help you have to get you thru your enormous loss,” Duffy stated in an announcement.

She added: “Our rivers and loughs (lakes) could be so harmful and this incident highlights greater than ever the necessity for us all to be vigilant presently of 12 months. My ideas are additionally with the boys’ buddies who have been there final night time and who witnessed the tragedy and to their college buddies and academics who ought to have been welcoming them again to highschool this week.

“We’re united in our grief in the present day and all of us are right here to supply our help to the households within the troublesome days forward.”

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