Bournemouth Beach Deaths a 'Tragic Accident'

Says The Marine Accident Investigation Branch

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency has confirmed that Dorset Police is leading the investigation into the deaths of Joe Abbess and Sunnah Khan.

The incident occurred on May 31, 2023, when the two young individuals were tragically recovered from the sea near Bournemouth beach.

Dorset Police, along with experts and partner agencies, are working diligently to understand the circumstances surrounding the incident, although it may take some time to establish the full details.

The man who was arrested in connection with the incident has been released under investigation, and the police are providing support to the families involved through specially trained family liaison officers, who are keeping them updated on the progress of the investigation.