Girl, 12, drowns in Bury river as UK hit with scorching temperatures




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A 12-YEAR-OLD girl has drowned in a river in Bury last night.

Police rushed to River Irwell after concerns for welfare after she was seen in the River Irwell in Greater Manchester.

Underwater search teams were called in, sadly discovering the young girl’s body just after 8pm.

Detective Inspector Andrew Naismith, of GMP’s Bury district, said: “This is an incredibly tragic incident in which a young girl has lost her life, and my thoughts are with her family at this devastating time.

“We have a team of detectives working on this, but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.

“With the warmer weather, it’s tempting to go into the water to cool off, but I’d like to remind everyone of the dangers of playing near or swimming in rivers, lakes and reservoirs and would strongly urge against this.”

Anyone with information should contact 0161 856 8172 quoting reference number 2154 of 27/06/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.


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