20 kids spotted swimming in UK lake less than 24 hours after teen found drowned

Around 20 youths were spotted swimming in a UK reservoir less than 24 hours after the drowned body of a 16-year-old boy was recovered.

The teen has now been named as Kalen Waugh, who tragically died in Salford Quays on Saturday (July 16) while swimming with friends.

Yesterday (Sunday, July 17) police were forced to send community supporters officers to a reservoir at Rumworth Lodge in Bolton some 30 minutes' drive away following reports of kids swimming.

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Sgt Richards of Bolton South Neighbourhood team used the opportunity to remind people of the dangers of such activities.

He wrote in a Facebook post: "PCSO's are on their way to reports of 20 youths swimming in the reservoir at Rumworth Lodge off Beaumont Rd, some of which are jumping off the pier.

"Less than 24 hours ago a young man lost his life in Salford Quays after getting into difficulties in the water. We can't stress enough how dangerous this is, please help us to get the message out there."

Kalen's death on Saturday has seen police and council bosses repeat similar warnings.

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement on Sunday: "The body of a teenage boy has been recovered from Salford Quays after we were called to reports of a person getting into difficulty in the water yesterday, Saturday.

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"Shortly after 6.15pm police were called and emergency service colleagues from GMFRS and NWAS attended. Sadly, a body was located in the water later that evening and was recovered by specialist partners overnight.

"His family has been kept updated and are being supported by specially-trained officers at this extremely distressing time.

"Enquiries are ongoing but detectives from Swinton CID are – at this stage – confident that there aren’t any suspicious circumstances, and a file is being prepared for the coroner."


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