A teenager has sdied at a reservoir yesterday afternoon in Rochdale.

The incident happened around 5.55pm when 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.”


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