By Sarah Keane • 28 October 2020 • 20:19
TWO Brit teens, 13 and 15, die in freak parasailing accident in Rhodes
Two British teenagers have died and a third is fighting for their life after the trio fell in a freak parasailing accident while on holiday in Rhodes, Greece. A brother, 15, and a sister, 13, were declared dead after the rope attached to their parachute snapped and they fell from an “extremely high altitude” into a cliff face.
A second brother, also 15, is in hospital in “critical condition.”
The horrific accident happened on Tuesday, October 27 near the holiday village of Lindos in the south east of Rhodes, Greece.
A source reportedly told The Sun: “Three of them were all up in the sky at an extremely high altitude, around 400 to 500ft, when the rope attached to their parachute and the speedboat snapped.
Moments later, the source said “strong winds” carried “them across the sky” and they “smashed into a cliff-face on the beach.”
“It clearly wasn’t strong enough to be pulling all three of them at the same time. It was a horrific accident”, the source added.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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