20/07/2021

Teenager Dies After Getting In Difficulty While Swimming

A teenager has reportedly died after getting into difficulty while swimming in County Down.

According to reports, a 13-year-old had gone swimming in the Canal Court area of Scarva when he got into difficulty at around 3:30pm on Monday, 19 July.
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Emergency services, including the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Air Ambulance and Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS), attended the scene. The boy was treated at the scene before being transferred to hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

It is understood that police are treating the incident as a tragic accident.


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