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Teenage boy dies after being pulled from a canal in Droylsden

The Ashton Canal. Credit: ITV News

A 15-year-old boy who died after he was rescued from a canal in Droylsden has been named as Declan McNally.

The teenager was pulled from a section of the Ashton Canal, near to Buckley Street, on Wednesday evening.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to the incident just before 6pm.

The boy was rescued from the canal using specialist equipment.

He was then taken to hospital, where he later died.

Greater Manchester Police have said they are not treating the incident as suspicious and a file has been passed to the coroner.

Flowers have been left at the scene in Droylsden. Credit: ITV News

A statement has been released by Declan's school which read: "Our deepest sympathies and thoughts go to Declan's family and friends and everyone affected by this tragic loss."

Droylsden Academy added that they would set up an appropriate and lasting tribute to Declan with the permission of his family.

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A Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "At approximately 5.57pm two fire engines, a technical response unit and the water incident unit from Eccles were mobilised to Buckley Street in Droylsden to reports of someone in the water.

"Upon arrival, the casualty was rescued from the water and was taken to hospital by the North West Ambulance Service.

"We were there approximately one hour."