Wesley Moule
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Bawsey Pits deaths: Friend witnessed drowning

A friend of one of two victims who died in a swimming tragedy in Norfolk has described the moment he saw him go under the water.

Wesley Moule went to Bawsey Pits, a former quarry near King's Lynn, with friends and family on Tuesday afternoon.

His friend, Ryan Pettengell, 41, of Railway Road, King's Lynn, got into trouble helping in the search for 16-year-old Umar Balogun, from Waltham Forest in London, who had gone missing.

Their bodies were recovered on Tuesday evening following a major search and rescue operation by emergency services.

  • 19 Jul 2013