Luke Somerfield accidental drowning: Best friend tried to save him


An inquest has heard how a 14-year-old boy tried to save his best friend from drowning in a disused quarry.

Warren Jachter tried to help Luke Somerfield, also 14, after he got into trouble while swimming in freezing water at Cilyrychen Quarry, Llandybie.

But Luke kept unintentionally dragging his friend under the water so Warren returned to the shore and dialled 999.

Luke, from Llandeilo, became tangled in rope from a lifesaving ring and drowned.

Abigail Neal reports.

Boy tried to save drowning friend

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