Teenager feared dead after being “dragged off and drowned” while saving 10 children’s lives


A teenager is feared to have drowned after jumping into water to save the lives of 10 children in Poole Harbour, England.

As per reports, 18-year-old Callum Osborne-Ward saw the children leaping from a railway bridge into the harbor waters below, where they were then dragged away by a rip tide.

Along with the parents’ children, Callum leapt into the water in an effort to get the kids to safety, but while three of them ended in hospital as a precautionary measure, Callum vanished.

An air and sea search was immediately triggered, but the time of writing he is still missing.

Local witness Leanne Edwards said: “When we first arrived it was just the Rockley Park staff doing the rescuing. Then three ambulances and two small ambulances arrived.

“We were told that four kids had been swept beneath the bridge. They just got carried away.

“There was one teenage girl on a boat at the end of the pontoon. She was unable to move. Two teenagers were sat beside the pontoon. Another was sat near the mooring.”

A spokesman with the police confirmed 10 people had been checked over by the ambulance service, with three of them having to go to hospital.

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Chief Inspector Glen Doran said: “At this current time Callum remains unaccounted for and we cannot say for certain whether he is still in the water or has made it to land and is lost somewhere in the local area.

“We are working with the Coastguard and RNLI to carry out extensive searches of the water and shoreline and I am appealing to anyone who has any information as to his whereabouts – or who sees a young man matching the description given – to please contact us immediately.”

Please, people, always be careful when in and around the water, especially if the area is known for strong currents and tides.

Every year, we see and hear of incidences wherein people are hospitalized or even drown after jumping in, either to enjoy the water themselves or in an attempt to save someone else.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Callum’s family at this worrying time.

Please, share this article on Facebook if you, too, want to send prayers, and to remind others about the dangers of the water.

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