Body of teenage boy, 16, pulled from East Quarry in Appley Bridge

Emergency services were called to East Quarry in Appley Bridge. Credit: Lancs Live

A 16-year-old boy has died following an incident at a quarry in Wigan.

Police and emergency services were called at around 9.40pm on Saturday to a report a boy had entered the water and got into difficulty at Dawber Delph, Appley Bridge.

Following a search, the boy was recovered from the water and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

It came as temperatures soared to the high 20s amid a heatwave in the UK.

The boy's family have been informed. Credit: Lancs Live

The boy’s next of kin has been informed. Lancashire Constabulary said: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner in due course.”

A mum from Lancashire whose teenage son drowned in disused quarry had warned of the dangers of swimming in reservoirs, knowing people will look to cool down in soaring temperatures.

Beckie Ramsay, who lost her son Dylan in 2011, shared her powerful message with young people in Chorley, and is campaigning for water safety to be taught on the curriculum in schools.

In 2021, swimming authorities reported an increase in the number of people taking to rivers, lakes, and the sea – and with it a rise water-related deaths.

In the North West alone, eight people were killed within six days in the region's waters.