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10th Apr 2023

Teen boy dies after being pulled from canal over Easter weekend

Charlie Herbert

Boy dies after getting into difficulty in canal in Leeds

A 14-year-old boy has died after he got into difficulty in a canal over the Easter weekend.

Police in West Yorkshire were called to the Stourton area of Leeds on Saturday (April 8) along with other emergency services.

The canal was searched and the boy was pulled from the water and given medical attention. However, died shortly afterwards.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: “At 4.32pm on Saturday, police received a concern for safety report for a male in the canal by Thwaite Lane, Leeds.

“Emergency services attended and recovered a teenage male from the water.

“He received medical attention at the scene, but was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later.

Police confirmed the death is not being treated as suspicious and a file has been prepared for the coroner.

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