Girl, 15, dies after inflatable boat crashes into buoy near Southampton

A 15-YEAR-OLD girl has died after an inflatable boat crashed into a buoy near Southampton.

Another twelve people who were on board were also taken to hospital after the collision at around 10.10am this morning.

The fatal collision occurred in waters in the Marchwood Marina, Netley.

The Hampshire Constabulary released a statement on Saturday evening, saying they are currently working alongside the Coastguard and Marine Accident Investigation Branch.

"Sadly, one of the passengers, a 15-year-old girl, was pronounced dead in hospital," the statement read.

"The girl’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers from Hampshire Constabulary.

"Enquiries into the circumstances remain ongoing."

Police have asked for anyone who witnessed the incident, or perhaps captured footage of the incident, to please contact police immediately on 101, quoting incident 554 of today’s date.

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