Wales

Hollie McClymont inquest told of Barry Island drowning

Hollie McClymont
Image caption Hollie McClymont had been visiting the resort with her mother

A 14-year-old schoolgirl drowned after last being seen in difficulty in the the sea during a family holiday in south Wales, an inquest heard.

Hollie McClymont, from Glasgow, went swimming at Barry Island but it was up to an hour before the alarm was raised, the hearing was told.

Her body was found two days after a search involving 40 specialist officers last July.

The inquest concluded her death was accidental.

Hollie, a pupil at St Thomas Aquinas school in Glasgow, had been visiting the resort with her mother and extended family.

Coastguards led an extensive air and sea search off Whitmore Bay at Barry Island after the alarm was raised.

At the time South Wales Police handed out leaflets about her disappearance to holidaymakers and also carried out house-to-house inquiries in Barry.

Her body was later recovered from the sea at Fontygary, near Rhoose, in the Vale of Glamorgan.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites