Body Recovered From River Avon

Police dive teams have recovered the body of a teenage boy who went missing while swimming in a river.

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Flowers placed at scene of teenager's death

Friends and family of Aaron Burgess, the teenager who drowned in the River Avon at Saltford last night, have been laying tributes at the scene.

The 14 year old's body was found by police divers at about 11.30pm last night.

He had been swimming with friends in the stretch of the river between Bristol and Bath when he disappeared under the water and did not resurface.

Jesse Stroud was one of several friends with Aaron and tried in vain to save him. He has revisited the spot today to pay his respects.

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