River Trent death: Boy named as 'hero' Owen Jenkins

Police in Nottingham have identified the 12-year-old boy who died in the River Trent near Nottingham as Owen Jenkins.

His family say he was a 'hero' trying to save two girls in the water.

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Headteacher pays tribute to 'outstanding' pupil Owen Jenkins

A twelve year old boy who died trying to rescue two girls from the River Trent near Nottingham had just broken several records at his school's sports day.

Owen Jenkins' body was pulled from the water on Monday night after a major search operation at Beeston Marina. His family from Beeston Rylands say he had gone into the water to help two girls who had got into trouble, and have described him as a "hero".

Owen was a Year 7 pupil at the Chilwell School. His headteacher Ian Brierly has revealed that he broke a number of school records at their sports day last week. His achievements had even been celebrated in assembly.

Mr Brierly says he'll also be talking to Owen's classmates about ways of honouring his memory at the school.

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