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Police - 'tragic accident'

Despite the best efforts of all the people involved in the rescue operation, sadly, a young boy has lost his life and it goes to illustrate the dangers of swimming in open water. This absolutely tragic accident and our thoughts are with Thomas’ family at this incredibly sad time.

– Detective Inspector Jo Keay, Lancashire Police

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Police - body recovered last night

We received a report at around 7.30pm yesterday evening to say that a young boy had got into difficulties in water at Birkacre Brow in Yarrow Valley Country Park.

A rescue operation was launched involving a number of emergency services but sadly a body was recovered from the water shortly afterwards at around 11.30pm last night.

– Lancashire Police spokeswoman

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