Teenage footballer drowned while swimming in reservoir

Tributes have been paid to Paul Lawson who drowned in a reservoir while swimming with friends on the hottest day of the year.

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  1. Matt O'Donoghue, ITV News

Warning to warm weather swimmers after young footballer drowns in reservoir

Paul Lawson. Credit: Facebook.

Emotional tributes are being paid to a teenager who drowned while swimming in a reservoir on a scorching hot day.

He's been named locally as Paul Lawson and it's thought his friends desperately tried to save him after he got into difficulties.

They've said he was a 'great guy' and a keen footballer who was 'loved by so many'.

Matt O'Donoghue reports from Greenbooth Reservoir in Rochdale:

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