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Two British holidaymakers were feared drowned today after being swept into the sea by a freak wave in the Canary Islands.
A freak wave last night smashed windows on the bridge of the oilrig support vessel Toisa Petrel, 170 miles east of Aberdeen.
A BOY of three died after a freak wave swept him 60 feet out to sea as he played on a popular esplanade.
Smashed windows and other damage indicate the it had been hit by a freak wave and police think both men were knocked overboard.
Scientists have finally found an explanation for the freak wave which sank a huge freight ship in 1980 with the loss of a North East couple.
A TEENAGE boy and his father were trapped in an air pocket under their boat after it was suddenly capsized by a freak wave, an inquest heard yesterday.
The cruise liner Oriana was last night stranded in the Atlantic after a freak wave shattered windows, injuring passengers and flooding cabins.
Tony Redding, of Seatruck Ferries, said: "It was struck by a freak wave.
At first we thought it was just Mirissa hit by a freak wave.
On Friday the crew's log read: 'The wave height is currently around 15 ft - but during the day Pink Lady was suddenly lifted by a freak wave of at least three times this height, raising adrenalin levels on board.
COASTGUARDS in Co Clare yesterday recovered the body of toddler Ruairi Sambruck who was swept out to sea on Tuesday by a freak wave.
A BRITISH family was in mourning today after a father and his five-year-old son were killed when a freak wave hit as they posed for pictures at a popular beauty spot in Spain.