Sunday 17 January 2016

Girl aged 15 killed after huge wave sweeps her off pier into freezing sea - Mirror

The teenager was with a group of teenagers when she was pulled into the cold sea in Cullercoats Bay, North Tyneside last night

A 15-year-old girl has died after she was swept off a pier and into the sea by a huge wave.

The girl was with a group of teenagers on the north pier at Cullercoats Bay, North Tyneside, last night when a large wave hit and she was washed into the sea.

Northumbria Police said officers were called to the scene at 7.44pm and described the sea as "running high".

In a statement before she died, the force said the Coastguard and the RNLI were called and a member of the public rescued the 15-year-old from the south side of the bay.

On Sunday morning, the force said she died in Cramlington hospital.

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