Kent

Broadstairs tombstoning boys swept 100m to sea

  • 4 July 2014
  • From the section Kent

Two teenage boys were rescued after being swept 100m (328ft) out to sea after "tombstoning" from a harbour wall in Kent.

The pair were spotted struggling jumping off the front of the wall in Viking Bay, Broadstairs.

They were caught by a strong current and swept away.

One of the boys made it back to shore and the other was rescued by the RNLI. "Tombstoning" involves jumping or diving from a height into water.

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