Two teenagers have drowned in front of family members in the Norfolk Broads after “no swimming” signs that had only been in place for a couple of days were vandalised.
Bonheur Musungay, 14, and Stella Kambi, 17, died on Wednesday after getting into difficulty in St Andrew’s Broad on the Thorpe Marshes reserve on the outskirts of Norwich.
A statement from Norfolk police said: “The bodies of a 14-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl were recovered from the water at about 7.20pm and despite best efforts they were sadly pronounced dead at the scene a short time later.”
Brendan Joyce, chief executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, which manages the reserve, said there had been a spate of vandalism at the former gravel pit site, with warning signs installed on Monday almost instantly ripped down.
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