Police warn of dangers of open water after quarry lake death

West Mercia Police have warned of the dangers of open water after the death of a teenager at a quarry lake in the Malvern Hills earlier today.

Emergency services worked for hours to find the boy's body from Gullet Quarry near Malvern in Worcestershire.

"This appears to have been a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the boy's family and friends at this sad time.

"While it is too early to give a cause of death, we would like to take this opportunity to remind people about the dangers of open water.

"With the warm weather upon us and the school holidays approaching, we would advise people to think twice about going into local rivers, lakes and canals in order to cool off.

"We are privileged to live and work in a beautiful part of the country with a huge area of water. However, this comes with its dangers and we would appeal for people to recognise the risks associated with water and act responsibly."

– Detective Inspector Richard Rees, West Mercia Police

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