Two British teens killed parasailing in Greece: coastguard

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Parasailing, seen here in a file picture taken in August this year, is a popular pursuit among British tourists on the island of Rhodes.
Parasailing, seen here in a file picture taken in August this year, is a popular pursuit among British tourists on the island of Rhodes.

Two British adolescents were killed and a third seriously hurt in a parasailing accident on Wednesday on the Greek island of Rhodes, the authorities said.

"A 13-year-old girl and a young man of 15 were found dead on the rocks near the city of Lindos in Rhodes," the Greek coastguard's press office said.

The coastguard and firefighters found another 15-year-old with serious injuries in the same area and took him to a hospital in Rhodes.

The three adolescents were hanging onto a parachute pulled by a boat but the rope broke and the wind carried them into the rocks, Greek media reported.

The authorities have opened a probe into the causes of the accident. The boat's captain and co-captain were being questioned by the police, the coastguard said.

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