Saturday, 27 July 2013

UK teenager feared drowned in France is named

A BRITISH TEENAGER feared drowned has been named as Kieran Knight.

Messanges, Landes, is known for its beaches
The 16-year-old, who went missing off the south-west coast of France on Wednesday, was "caught by a strong undercurrent and was unable to make his way back to shore," a Foreign Office statement said.
The Foreign Office are providing consular assistance to the family of the boy.
The statement added the family needed privacy "to come to terms with this tragic event concerning their much loved son."
Rescue workers were told on Wednesday afternoon of the boy's disappearance near the town of Messanges, in the region of Landes, French officials have confirmed.
Three helicopters and a patrol boat were used in the search for the boy, without any success.
The Foreign Office statement said: "Despite extensive ongoing searches by the French authorities, Kieran has not been located."