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Thousands of tributes to drowned Colne teenager on Facebook

James Goodship Credit: Picture; Facebook

A Facebook group paying tribute to a teenager from Colne who drowned over the weekend has reached nearly 4,000 likes.

17-year-old James Goodship died after a group of seven teenagers got into trouble while floating on a ‘raft’ on Lake Burwain, in Foulridge, on Sunday night.

Hundreds of people have left messages on the social networking site, offering condolences to James’s family.

James was a former Park High School student and had recently finished a plumbing course at Burnley College.


Eyewitnesses describe how a teenager was 'shouting for help' moments before he drowned

Eyewitnesses describe how they heard a teenager struggling in the water moments before he drowned in a reservoir in Lancashire.

The body of 17 year old James Goodship was found by underwater search teams at Foulridge near Burnley yesterday morning.

He'd been out on the water on a raft with friends.

Preston to sign winger Kyel Reid from Bradford

Preston North End have agreed to sign winger Kyel Reid from Bradford City, with the player joining the Lillywhites from 1st July.

Bradford winger Kyel Reid has agreed to join Preston North End Credit: PA Images

The club said the forward "completed a rigorous medical" after he missed the second half of the 2013/14 season due to a knee injury.

He has signed a two-year deal with the Deepdale club.

Reid his former England youth international at U17, U18 and U19 level.

Preston manager Simon Grayson said: “I have worked with Kyle before at Blackpool and Glynn has also worked with him, so we know a lot about him.

“He has been a big player for Bradford in the past couple of seasons and he’s the sort of player we have been looking to bring into the squad over the last few months.

“He is still young and hungry and we are looking forward to working with him.


Search teams recover body from Lancashire reservoir

Underwater search teams in Lancashire looking for a 17 year old boy who got into difficulty in water last night have found a body. Police were called to Burwain Sailing Club in Foulridge at 7.30pm after he and six others had launched a raft into the water.

Five were rescued and were unhurt; a sixth was taken by ambulance to hospital for a check-up. The underwater search unit continuing to look for the 17 year old throughout the night. At around 5.40am this morning a body was recovered from the reservoir.

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