Boy drowns in reservoir

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A teenage boy has drowned while swimming in a Lancashire reservoir.

The 13-year-old died after “getting into difficulty” at the Hill Top Quarry at Whittle-le-Woods, near Chorley, at 3.10pm on Sunday.

Ambulance crews also attended the incident, but the boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said the boy was from the local area.

He said: “The boy’s parents have been informed and an investigation is now underway.”

- Do you know what happened or the 13-year-old and want to pay tribute to him. Contact the Chorley Guardian email chorleyguardian@hotmail.com or christopher.maguire@lep.co.uk. Alternatively ring the newsdesk on 01257264911.