Nottingham teenager goes missing on Brazil holiday

Elliot Deslandes
Image caption Elliot Deslandes was swimming when he was hit by a powerful wave

A British teenager has gone missing after getting into difficulties while swimming off the Brazilian coast.

Elliot Deslandes, 14, from Arnold in Nottingham, was with a group on holiday in Ilha Grande, an island near Rio de Janeiro.

It is reported that on Tuesday morning they were struck by a powerful wave and Elliot did not make it back to shore.

Police said they were working with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to liaise with the boy's family.

A spokeswoman for the Foreign Office said: "We can confirm a British National has been reported missing in the Ilha Grande, Brazil, on November 2, 2010.

"We are providing Consular assistance to the next of kin."

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