Boy, 16, dies after swimming in abandoned quarry in Appley Bridgeon July 11, 2022 at 6:33 am

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Police said the boy got into difficulty after going into the water at the abandoned quarry.

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A 16-year-old boy has died after going swimming at an abandoned quarry.

The teenager had gone into the water at Dawber Delph in Appley Bridge, Lancashire, on Saturday night.

But police said he “got into difficulty” just after 21:30 BST. His body was later recovered from the water at the quarry near Wigan.

Lancashire Police said the boy had died at the scene. Two other teenage boys have previously drowned at the same quarry.

A force spokesperson said the boy’s next of kin had been informed, adding “our thoughts are with them at this time”.

In 2016 teenager Miracle Godson, who could not swim, drowned at the same quarry.

A boy also drowned at the quarry in 1999.

The latest death comes as weather forecasters warned of rising temperatures this week, with the Met Office saying it could be the “hottest day of the year so far” on Monday with temperatures of up to 33C in south-east England.

Heat-health alerts will remain in place until at least Friday.

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