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Body found after police called following reports of boy, 14, in river

Published 24/09/2016

Police attended the scene and recovered a body
Police attended the scene and recovered a body

A body has been found in a river after a 14-year-old boy was reported to have entered the water.

A police helicopter and specialist rescue teams were involved in a search for the teenager after being called to the River Erewash in Stapleford, near Nottingham, on Saturday.

Nottinghamshire Police said its underwater search unit had located the body of a young male after responding to a report that a boy had gone into the river.

A police spokesman said: "The force received a call at 3.42pm to say that a boy had not re-emerged at the surface after entering the water.

"Emergency services, including police, fire and rescue and the East Midlands Ambulance Service were at the scene within minutes.

"During a search of the river, the body was found shortly after 5.30pm."

Inquiries to determine the circumstances of the incident are ongoing, the spokesman said.

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