The body of a missing 15-year-old boy has been pulled out of the River Eden in Carlisle.
Emergency services were called to the area around Rickerby Park.Credit: ITV News Border
It follows a major search operation after a group of teenage boys had got into difficulty in the River Eden near to the Rosehill area of Carlisle on Friday evening.
A 14-year-old boy, who was airlifted to hospital yesterday, remains in a critical condition.
One of the group managed to swim to safety, while another was rescued safely by a member of the public. Both were checked over by medical professionals.
One of the group, a 15-year-old from Carlisle, was missing following the incident but his body has now been found.
A 15-year-old boy is missing and another 14-year-old in critical condition after a group of teenage boys got into difficulty swimming in the River Eden on Friday evening
No formal identification has yet been confirmed, however the family of the 15-year-old have been informed. They are being supported by specialist officers.
A file will be prepared for the Coroner.
Chief Superintendent Lisa Hogan, Cumbria Constabulary, said: “This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the 15-year-old boy at this difficult time.
“An extensive search operation has taken place since the incident was reported yesterday evening. The search activity was assisted by emergency services, search and rescue teams, and specialist search professionals from Cumbria and from outside the county.”
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service said on Twitter: ‘At 6:41pm today (26 May), Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service were called to the River Eden, Carlisle regarding four teenage males that were reported to have got into difficulty in the river.
‘One male, aged 15, remains missing as agencies continue their efforts to locate him.
‘The operation is being supported by a number of search and rescue teams.
‘One male, aged 14, has been airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.
‘One of the group managed to swim to safety, while another was rescued safely by a member of the public. Both have been checked over by medical professionals.’
The incident took place during the hottest weekend of the year to date with temperatures across the UK reaching the high teens and early 20s.