– 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 15-year-old boy has drowned in a lake at Yarrow 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.