Tributes to girl, 15, who died in Cleethorpes sea tragedy
Tributes have been paid to a girl who lost her life following a tragic incident at Cleethorpes on Saturday.
Flowers have been left by the beach, after the 15-year-old girl was pulled from the sea last night and airlifted to hospital. Condolences have also poured in online.
The girl was with a 15-year-old boy when they went missing at around 1.30pm yesterday. Their disappearance sparked a huge search involving coastguard teams, the police and other agencies.
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Today, Humberside Police confirmed that the girl had sadly passed away, while the boy has been discharged from hospital. The girl has been named widely online, but Grimsby Live is not naming her here out of respect for the family.
Commenting on Facebook, one person said: “Absolutely heartbreaking. I was on the beach all day with my son yesterday having a lovely day, as they were too, but theirs ended in tragedy and devastation. I can’t begin to imagine how her mum and family are feeling, it’s just unbelievably sad. Thinking of them all.”
Another girl, a school friend, also paid tribute. She said: “She was such a lovely girl and so kind. It’s so heartbreaking to hear. My heart goes out to her family and friends.”
On Grimsby Live’s Facebook page, Deborah Louise West said: “So very tragic. See you in paradise young lady, thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.”
Dembob Grindle added: “This is so sad and heartbreaking. My thoughts and prayers go out to both families. She was so young.”
The teenagers were pulled from the sea at around 7.30pm on Saturday, with both needing immediate urgent medical care. Detective Inspector Nathan Reuben, who is leading the investigation into the girl’s death, says the force will be working with the Coastguard and other agencies to piece together what happened.
He said: “Our thoughts and sincere condolences are with the family at this incredibly difficult time. We ask that they are given the time and space to process this tragic news. The family is being supported by specially trained officers.
“The boy who was also recovered from the water was taken to the hospital to receive medical care. He has since been discharged. We are working together with all the relevant agencies including Humberside Fire and Rescue services and the Coastguard to fully understand the circumstances of the tragic accident.”