Nottingham teenager goes missing on Brazil holiday
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."