The boy who drowned while swimming in Tricase port, in the province of Lecce, turned 15 today.

Originally from the Ivory Coast, he was a guest of a community for unaccompanied minors in Miggiano. Together with other young people and the operators of the structure he went to the seaside, he decided to dive in Punta Cannone but his friends did not see him re-emerge and asked for help.

One person managed to recover it and bring it back to the surface. The 118 rescuers tried for a long time to resuscitate him but there was nothing they could do for the 15-year-old.

The boy may have fallen ill while he was in the water. The police are investigating the incident.


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