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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 November 2005, 15:46 GMT
Storm tragedy boys' bodies found
Charlie Morrell (l) and Matthew Myburgh (r)

Police who searched for two boys swept out to sea by a wave have confirmed both bodies have been recovered.

The body of 16-year-old Matthew Myburgh was found by a local man in Lulworth Cove, Dorset, early on Wednesday.

Detectives said on Thursday, the second body, found following a search of the shoreline, was Lucien Frisby Morrell - who was known as Charlie.

The friends disappeared into the sea last Thursday evening in severe storm, prompting a major search.

Post-mortem tests have revealed both local boys drowned.

An inquest into the second boy's death was opened and adjourned on Thursday afternoon.

The teenagers were with a third friend, Richard Lawrence, 15, when they were swept out to sea.

School support

Richard's parents Karen and Alan Lawrence, from West Lulworth, have thanked locals in the 800-strong community for their support and said: "Our thoughts are with Matthew and Charlie's families at this time."

Both boys attended Purbeck School in Wareham.

Head teacher Richard Holman said youth workers were coming to school to offer support to classmates of the boys.

Locals said the storm that night was one of the worst in living memory.

Heavy rain and gusts of nearly 70mph battered the south coast with reports of 9ft waves and a force nine gale in Lulworth Cove.

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