2 Oct, 2015 @ 10:30
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Mother-of-two among two British women found dead in Costa Brava drowning

Costa Brava resort
Lloret de Mar
Costa Brava resort
Lloret de Mar

THE two British women who drowned off the Costa Brava coast have been identified. 

Mother-of-two Lisa Coggins, 35 and Tracey Aston, 32, were found dead yesterday afternoon, after being swept away by 10ft waves in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The pair – both from Birmingham – had been among five friends who went to the beach during a raging storm, after a night out in Lloret de Mar.

Two of the group were swept off their feet as they posed for photos on the beach.

One managed to get out but a third went in to save her friend and both were tragically swept away.

Lazaro Alvarez, 50, a security worker at a beach bar, said he warned them not to go in the sea.

He said: “Two stripped off and went into the water. One was naked and the other one had removed her dress. I warned them it was dangerous as the waves were 10ft high.

“The other girls screamed to me to help them. I tried to get them out but it was too rough. I called the police when I saw there was nothing I could do. I am still in a state of shock.”

Rob Horgan

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1 Comment

  1. Does anyone have any sympathy for English drunks. I keep in touch with local news in the UK – Evening Argus and at least once a month, one or more drunks drown, normally in the early hours as in this incident and it’s always the same reason – drunkenness.

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