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Two boys, 11, drown in Adelaide beach tragedy

Adelaide: The New Year has started tragically in Adelaide, with two 11-year-old boys drowning at a popular local beach.

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Two boys drown at Adelaide beach

Two 11-year-old boys have drowned at a beach in Adelaide on New Year's Day. (Vision courtesy ABC News 24).

The incident occurred about 6pm on New Year's Day when emergency crews and lifesavers responded to a call that children were in difficulty near the Glenelg jetty.

Three children were pulled from the water, but two remained missing, according to a South Australia Police statement.

The two 11-year-old boys, friends from Adelaide's northern suburbs, were found unresponsive shortly afterward.

Ambulance crews tried to revive them, but one of the boys died at the scene.

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The second boy was taken to the Women's and Children's Hospital in a critical condition, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Witnesses said a group of children had been playing on rocks before they disappeared.

A man walking a dog almost 100m away reportedly found one of the boys.

AAP 

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