VIDEO: Rawmarsh boy found dead in lake

By Gareth Dennison | 23/06/2010

VIDEO: Rawmarsh boy found dead in lake

RESCUERS have pulled a body of a teenage boy from the waters at Manvers lake.

The youngster, in his mid-teens and from Rawmarsh, had been swimming with two other boys on Wednesday.

A huge rescue operation followed reports that they had got into trouble at the popular beauty spot.

The other two boys managed to get out of the water safely, but Chf Insp Nev Hamilton confirmed that the body of the third boy had been recovered shortly before 2pm.

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He said: “We have recovered the body of a young male from the lake but still have to go through identification procedure and contact the parents and so forth.
“The report came in of three lads being in the dam who appeared to get into trouble.

We conducted the search and recovered a body.”
Manvers Way was closed and more than 20 emergency services vehicles attended.

A police spokesman said: “Police quickly scrambled extra resources to the area when it was found that one teenage male was unaccounted for.

“Police searched the area looking for the male and at about 2pm police divers pulled the body of a young man from the water.

“Paramedics worked on the male and he was taken to Sheffield Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead at about 2.20pm.”

Organisers of the Dearne Valley Triathlon, taking place on Sunday say the competition will still go ahead.

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