A 15 year old boy has drowned after getting into difficulty swimming in a resevoir outside Chorley. Thomas Barton from Coppell was with friends in Yarrow Valley Country Park yesterday evening when he disappeared trying to cool off in the water. Amy Welch reports.
Amy Welch reports from Yarrow Valley Park in Chorley where 15 year old Thomas Barton drowned yesterday.
– Detective Inspector Jo Keay, Lancashire Police
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.
A teeange boy who drowned in a reservoir in Yarrow Valley Country Park in Chorley has been named as Thomas Barton. He was 15 years old and from Coppull.
– Lancashire Police spokeswoman
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.
A 15-year-old boy has drowned in a lake at Yarrow Valley Park near Chorley. He had been swimming with four friends. Emergency services were called to the scene at 7:30pm on Sunday and a body was found at 11:30pm. He has not yet been formally identified.