Schoolboy's Tywyn North sea death inquest is opened
An inquest into the death of a schoolboy who is believed to have drowned off the north Wales coast has been opened and adjourned.
Blake Ward, 16, got into difficulty at Tywyn North, Gwynedd, on 2 August.
He was from Wolverhampton and waiting to collect GCSE results from Dudley's Hillcrest School and Community College.
Coroner Dewi Pritchard Jones said: "I was informed this young man had been involved in an incident in the sea off Tywyn and appears to have drowned."
He opened and adjourned the inquest in Caernarfon.
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Blake had been described as a "wonderful young man" by his head teacher April Garratt, who said it was a "tragic loss of life".
Two others, aged 16 and 17, were rescued during the incident. The three teenagers had been at the beach with their family.