Funeral of Caitlin Ruddy
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Caitlin Ruddy North Sea death: Hundreds attend funeral

Hundreds of young mourners gathered for the funeral of 15-year-old Caitlin Ruddy, who died after she was swept out to sea at Cullercoats Bay.

The teenager was with a group of teenagers on the North Pier when the tragedy happened on 16 January.

She was rescued but died in hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest.

Her family asked for any donations to go to the RNLI , which was involved in the rescue operation.

  • 02 Feb 2016
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