Drowned 10-year-old was wave-hopping

A GIRL drowned in the North sea while her father was on the beach, an inquest heard today.Ten-year-old Katie Taylor-Boggis, of Lowestoft, who had been 'wave-hopping', was found by a police helicopter after going missing near to the Claremont Pier, in Lowestoft on July 14.

A GIRL drowned in the North sea while her father was on the beach, an inquest heard today.

Ten-year-old Katie Taylor-Boggis, of Lowestoft, who had been 'wave-hopping', was found by a police helicopter after going missing near to the Claremont Pier, in Lowestoft on July 14.

Greater Suffolk coroner Peter Dean recorded a finding of accidental death at the end of the hearing at Lowestoft Magistrates' Court.

The inquest heard Raymond Boggis temporarily lost sight of his daughter as he sat on the beach.

Rachel Reeve was one of the members of public who helped in the search.

She told the inquest: "I asked Katie's friend what had happened. She told me they had been wave-hopping and Katie had got out of her depth.''

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Mr Dean said the tragic accident "emphasised the potential dangers of the sea''.

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