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Teenage boy dies in Greenbooth Reservoir, Rochdale

NW ambulance side[A] teenager has died at a reservoir this evening in Rochdale.

At around 5.55pm on Monday 19 June 2017 police were called to reports of a concern for the welfare of a young person at Greenbooth Reservoir, Rochdale.

He had been underwater for five minutes when police were called but officers, paramedics and the fire service quickly responded with underwater search teams to examine the area.

Sadly, officers discovered the body of a teenage boy.

It is not believed that there are any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death and his family are aware and are being supported by specially trained officers at this difficult time.

Detective Chief Inspector John Harris of GMP’s Rochdale Borough, said: “My sincerest condolences are with the boy’s family at hearing this heart-wrenching news.

“We are working closely with our partners and witnesses to the incident to understand the circumstances.”

Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference number 1911 of 19/06/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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