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A 13 year old boy has died after swimming in the River Tawe

A 13-year-old boy has died after apparently getting into difficulty while swimming in the River Tawe in Morriston, Swansea.

South Wales Police said an extensive search was launched on the evening of Tuesday, May 24, also involving, the fire, ambulance, and coastguard services and the force helicopter after a report was received that children had been swimming in the river and one boy had not been seen coming out of the water.

They said the teenager was located around an hour later elsewhere in the river but he could not be resuscitated. An investigation has been launched into the circumstances of the incident and the family are being supported by specialist officers. You can get more Swansea news and other story updates by subscribing to our newsletters here.

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DC Kristian Burt, of South Wales Police, said: “At 4.59pm yesterday, Tuesday 24 th May, a report was received that children had been swimming in the River Tawe, Morriston, Swansea. A 13-year-old boy had got into difficulty and had not been seen to exit the river. An extensive search was carried out by police, fire, ambulance, coastguard and the police helicopter.

“The boy’s body was located in the river near the Swansea Enterprise Park at around 6pm and was unable to be resuscitated despite the efforts of the emergency services. His family have been informed and are being supported at this time. HM Coroner has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident are ongoing.” You can read more stories about Morriston here.

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