Six people drowned during last weekend's stormy weather

People have been advised to be extremely careful when near any body of water. File Photo
People have been advised to be extremely careful when near any body of water. File Photo

Six people lost their lives in just two days last weekend as high winds caused rough seas along the coast of England and Scotland.

In Newquay last Friday, dad Rudy Bruynius died after his family was swept off rocks while on a holiday. His two-year-old daughter Micayla remains in hospital. His wife was rescued by RNLI and his two other children managed to make it safely back to land.

Julie Walker and six-year-old son Lucas died following an incident in Aberdeen beach where five people were pulled from the water.  One witness told the Sun “the waves must have crashed on to them and they lost their balance.” In a statement Police Scotland said: "Our seas can be extremely unforgiving - even during the summer months - with conditions changing rapidly. I would urge people to be extremely careful when near any body of water."

On Saturday afternoon a windsurfer died after he was pulled from the water today as 50mph winds struck the Essex coast.

Another man got into trouble outside the safe swim area at Sandbanks beach in Poole, Dorset on Saturday afternoon. The Guardian reports that he was seen having difficulties in the rip current and although rescued from the water by lifeguards was pronounced dead at the scene.

On Saturday evening a woman died after her body was rescued from the sea off Green beach on Jersey in the Channel Islands.

Meanwhile, the RNLI in Castletownbere, Cork released footage of their 12 hour rescue of a sailor from his yacht over the weekend. The lifeboat was launched at 8:00am and returned with the sailor onboard and the damaged yacht in tow at 8.30pm on Saturday night

 

 

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