Specialist search teams look for 17-year-old boy missing while swimming at disused quarry

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Police are searching for a 17-year-old boy who went missing while swimming in a disused quarry in Warwickshire.

The emergency services were called to the Old Quarry, also known locally as the Blue Pool, to the north of village of Bishops Itchington at around 6.30pm.

Boats are assisting in the search for the missing 17-year-old Credit: ITV Central/Mark Gough

ITV News Correspondent Mark Gough understands the missing boy's family are at the quarry as the search continues.

Vehicles are attending the quarry in an attempt to find the missing boy Credit: ITV Central/Mark Gough

People living nearby say a large number of emergency vehicles are in attendance, including the Midlands Air Ambulance.

Those in the area also say they have seen several fire engines heading the the direction of the former quarry, one towing a trailer of canoes.

Warwickshire Police says specialist teams from fire and ambulance service are in the area carrying out a search and the B4451 is currently closed.