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11 year old girl drowns off the coast at Portballintrae, Northern Ireland after getting into difficulties whilst body boarding.

Date
15/07/2012
What Happened
Person tired/overwhelmed by water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Female
Causal Factors
Accident suspected
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
No

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Description of Incident
Bethany Cousins,11, drowned whilst body boarding just off shore at Portballintrae. The incident happened on the Bushfoot Strand section of the beach around 2pm on Sunday 15th July 2012. Her father and a passerby both tried to rescue her and emergency services took her to nearby Causeway Hospital in Coleraine but died later that night.
Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18852859
http://www.u.tv/news/Girl-drowns-at-Co-Antrim-beach/0691d382-8cd5-4b57-b65d-6f46fee5ca00
http://www.u.tv/news/Funeral-held-for-drowning-victim/7ee82ff9-db47-4733-9027-3558b6787674

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