The body of a 15-year-old boy has been recovered from a river in Derbyshire after he got into difficulty while swimming in the water during a heatwave on Tuesday.
Derbyshire Police said specialist teams from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Police and Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at a stretch of the River Trent in Swarkestone.
The force said the boy’s body was recovered from the water just after 11.30am today.
His family have been made aware and trained officers are liaising with them, but formal identification has not yet taken place, police added.
The search began at 5.30pm yesterday afternoon with police officers, specialist search teams and fire crews at the scene, Derbyshire Live reports.
A helicopter was also mobilised to the area last night to assist with the search operation.
A spokesman for Derbyshire police tweeted just before 10.30am this morning to say: “Emergency services are continuing to search a stretch of the River Trent near Swarkstone this morning.
“We were called around 5.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, July 20) following reports of a person in difficulty in the water. People are advised to avoid the area as there may be delays on roads.”
Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has also issued an update about the incident.
Area Manager Clive Stanbrook said: “It is with great sadness that I have to report that earlier this morning the body of a boy was recovered from the River Trent near to Swarkestone Bridge.
“I would like to extend the thoughts and sympathy of everyone at Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service and all involved in the incident, to the family and friends of the deceased at this distressing time.
“Tragically this is the second water related death in Derbyshire in a matter of days.
“On Monday we confirmed the death of a male who had got into difficulty at a Quarry in the north of the County bringing the total number of people nationally who have lost their lives in water over the last four days to 13, with a further 3 ongoing searches and 5 people hospitalised.
“Sadly, these incidents underline why we continue to warn people of the dangers of entering unknown water.
“Cold water shock, hidden debris and strong currents can cause even the strongest swimmer to get into difficulty.”