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Woman dies after being hit by bus in Salford

A woman has died after being hit by a bus in Salford. Police were called to the East Lancashire Road in Swinton just after 6pm yesterday evening.

Officers found a woman believed to be in her 70’s with very serious injuries before she was taken to hospital where she was pronounced dead.

This is a tragic incident where a woman has sadly lost her life and we are appealing for anybody with information to come forward.

The investigation is in the early stages and we are currently working to provide the woman’s family with support from specially trained officers.

– Police Constable Dermot Murray from the GMP Serious Collision Investigation Unit

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Youngsters warned of cold water dangers after death of Jack Pullen

Emergency crews are warning teenagers to stay away from rivers, lakes and reservoirs during hot weather.

It follows the death of 16 year old Jack Pullen who's body was recovered from a river in Hyde in Greater Manchester.

Jack had been out with a group of friends. He couldn't swim. He's the 5th teenager to die in water in the North West, in the past five years. Our correspondent Ashley Derricott reports from Hyde.

Jack Pullen a 'caring and sensitive young man'

Jack Pullen, who died while playing the River Etherow near Hyde has been described as a 'caring and sensitive young man' by his former headteacher.

The 16 year old left Longdendale High School after completing his GCSEs this summer.

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We are shocked and deeply saddened to learn of this tragic incident involving a boy who was a student at our school.

He was a popular student whose gentle soul touched a lot of people. He was a very caring and sensitive young man, his family and friends were hugely important to him and he will be greatly missed by our entire community.

We have been in touch with his family to offer our condolences and have support in place for pupils and staff who are clearly very upset by the tragic news.

– Matthew Bowler, Executive Headteacher at Longdendale High School
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Father of Jack Pullen visits River Etherow scene

Jack Pullen died after getting into difficulties in the River Etherow near Hyde

The father of a 16-year-old boy who drowned whilst playing in a river has visited the scene where his son lost his life.

The teenager - named locally as Jack Pullen - is believed to have got into difficulty whilst with friends in the River Etherow in Broadbottom near Hyde, Greater Manchester.

His father, accompanied by a woman, sat on the bank of the river for several minutes before reading the floral tributes that had been left by Jack's friends and family.

Gary Pullen, who was overcome with emotion, said that his son Jack had just completed his GCSEs and had finished school in June.

Mr Pullen, from nearby Hattersley, said that his son had not known what he had wanted to do next.

He simply said: "He just wanted to be a teenager and be out with his mates."

Emergency services were called shortly before 5.45pm on Tuesday - the hottest day of the year so far - and recovered the body of the boy.

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One man who lives in one of the cottages that back onto the river said youngsters often jump into the water at the secluded spot when the weather is warm.

He said one of his neighbours had been first on the scene.

The man, who did not want to be named, said: "One of my neighbours was first on the scene. They found a distraught 16-year-old wondering where his mate had gone.

"Everybody on the road is upset because we've seen them doing it. It's like a sign of summer seeing kids jump in and having a laugh."

He added that around nine fire engines attended as well as three to four ambulances, and remained at the scene until 2am.

The man said he believed the boy had jumped from a rocky area that is approximately 2ft high: "They all jump in - it's a favourite spot. They come down in the summer through the woods and camp on the river. There's a few rocks in there and there are some deeper pools."

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Teenager who died in River Etherow named as Jack Pullen

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A teenage boy who died after getting into difficulties while swimming in a river on the hottest day of the year has been named as Jack Pullen.

The 16-year-old was thought to be swimming in shallow water in the River Etherow with friends near Hyde. Police and the Fire Service later recovered his body from the water.

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Friends have paid tribute to Jack, who recently completed his final year at Longdendale High School.

RIP Jack Pullen. So sad what happened. It’s not fair that you have been taken away from your loved ones and your life.

– Jake Arrowsmith, Facebook

RIP Jack, doesn’t seem real you were such an amazing lad! Always in our heart my thoughts to your friends and family.

– Chelsea Booth, Facebook
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We have launched an investigation into this tragic incident which appears to have begun with a group of friends playing in the river on a hot summer’s day.

While we don’t yet know for sure what happened, we understand the water appeared calm and shallow, but there may have been strong undercurrents and hidden hazards beneath the surface.

A team of detectives are investigating the incident and have concluded that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the boy’s death.

The family of the boy are being supported by specially trained officers during this difficult time.

– Detective Inspector Andy Sandiford, GMP

The coroner’s office confirmed an investigation is being held into his death and an inquest will be taking place.

Tributes left for 16 year-old boy at river near Hyde

Tributes are being left at the scene where a 16 year-old boy was found dead in the Etherow River in Broadbottom near Hyde.

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Officers were called to the River Etherow near to Broadbottom Road shortly before 5.45 yesterday evening.

They believe the youngster had been bathing in the hot weather with a group of friends.

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Greater Manchester Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death

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River death boy - "no suspicious circumstances"

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Greater Manchester Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a 16 year old boy whose body was recovered from a River in Hyde.

Officers were called to the River Etherow near to Broadbottom Road shortly before 5.45 yesterday evening.

They believe the youngster had been bathing in the hot weather with a group of friends.

We have launched an investigation into this tragic incident which appears to have begun with a group of friends playing in the river on a hot summer’s day.

“While we don’t yet know for sure what happened, we understand the water appeared calm and shallow, but there may have been strong undercurrents and hidden hazards beneath the surface.

“A team of detectives are investigating the incident and have concluded that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the boy’s death.

“The family of the boy are being supported by specially trained officers during this difficult time.”

– Detective Inspector Andy Sandiford, Greater Manchester Police

For advice and information about water safety, please visit the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service website

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