Wales

Schoolboy's Tywyn North sea death inquest is opened

Flowers and messages pinned to gates at school
Image caption Floral tributes to Blake were later left at Hillcrest School and Community College, Netherton, Dudley

An inquest into the death of a schoolboy who is believed to have drowned off the north Wales coast has been opened and adjourned.

Blake Ward, 16, got into difficulty at Tywyn North, Gwynedd, on 2 August.

He was from Wolverhampton and waiting to collect GCSE results from Dudley's Hillcrest School and Community College.

Coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones said: "I was informed this young man had been involved in an incident in the sea off Tywyn and appears to have drowned."

He opened and adjourned the inquest in Caernarfon.

Blake had been described as a "wonderful young man" by his head teacher April Garratt, who said it was a "tragic loss of life".

Image caption Friends left tributes at Blake's school

Two others, aged 16 and 17, were rescued during the incident. The three teenagers had been at the beach with their family.

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