Pierre's father Stephen Barnes
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Pierre Barnes: 'My son was a victim of the storm'

Police searching for a 12-year-old British boy who went missing on a French island have confirmed a body found on Thursday is his.

Pierre Barnes, from Grantham in Lincolnshire, disappeared on Saturday while exploring Porquerolles on his bicycle during a storm.

His father, Stephen Barnes, said he was certain his son's death was an accident. He added it was ''a miracle'' that divers found his body.

  • 02 Nov 2012