Brave boy, 9, who can’t swim jumped into sea to try save friend who drowned

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 A nine-year-old boy bravely tried to save the life of his friend who slipped off a cliff and into the sea  The youngster, who cannot be named for legal reasons, rushed into the water despite not being able to swim  He pulled mate Dillan Brown, 13, out and flagged down help but the teenager died in hospital   North Wales Live reports the friends had spent the day together in Llandudno before venturing to the clifftop at nearby Pigeon’s Cove on May 4  David Pojur, deputy coroner for north Wales, praised the youngster at Dillan’s inquest today  He had “done all he could” to help his friend, the coroner said.  He recorded a conclusion of accidental death    The inquest heard there was a swell of around two and a half metres. Dillan had been “dangling” his foot over the edge, but slipped into the water  Dillan could be heard to shout for help a couple of times, but then a “big wave came and then there was no sound”  The boy saw Dillan face down in the water.    After dragging him out, the nine-year-old managed to get help from passerby Scott Hughes at around 8 30pm.  Investment banker Mr Hughes was told by the boy, “Please help, my friend jumped into the sea and is dead”  The boy took Mr Hughes to Pigeon’s Cove and showed him where Dillan was.  Mr Hughes performed CPR on Dillan but found “there was no pulse or movement”  Emergency services arrived at around 9.10pm.  Dr Brian Rodgers Home Office pathologist told the inquest: “Dillan didn’t hit anything on the way into the water, he had no major injuries  “When he fell at a height of six feet into the water he would have been winded and would have inhaled a significant amount of water, and would have drowned very quickly in the water ”  The sea was described as “being quite rough” on the day of the tragedy.

2 thoughts on “Brave boy, 9, who can’t swim jumped into sea to try save friend who drowned

  1. And did you have permission from the family to post this im Dillan brother and I think your wrong for posting this without asking

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