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West Yorkshire: Body of 13-year-old boy recovered from River Calder in Brighouse | UK News

The body of a teenager has been found in a West Yorkshire river, police said.

Officers were called to the Calder River in Brighouse on Tuesday at 2:38 p.m. following reports that a child had had difficulty in the water while playing with friends.

Following an urgent search, the body of a 13-year-old boy was found in the river, West Yorkshire Police said.

Witnesses told local media that between 30 and 50 teenagers were swimming in the water, with some seen jumping off a bridge along Huntingdon Road.

Chief Superintendent Sarah Baker, Calderdale Police District Commander, said in a statement: “While investigations into what took place are at an early stage, indications are that it is ‘a tragic incident in which a teenager lost his life.

“Specially trained officers are working to support the victim’s family during this devastating time, and our thoughts are with them.

“I would ask anyone who has seen what happened and may not have spoken with authorities yet, to contact Calderdale CID on 101 with reference to Police Log 989 for June 1.”

From the River Bourne End to Maidenhead, credits: google
The body of a boy was found in the Thames near Bourne End on Tuesday. Pic: Google

It comes the same day the body of a missing boy has been found in the Thames in Buckinghamshire.

Thames Valley Police received reports that a child was not coming out of the water after going into distress between Bourne End and Cookham on Monday.

Following a search by police and firefighters, divers recovered the body of a boy from the water on Tuesday. Her next of kin has been informed.

A woman’s body was found the day before in another incident along the Thames two miles away in Maidenhead. Police found the woman unresponsive in the water at 7.15 a.m. on Monday.

Emergency services across the country have warned of the dangers of open water swimming amid the recent heat.

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