A BOY has died after being pulled from a river when firefighters rushed to reports of teens in the water.
Police and firefighters were called at 9.15pm yesterday after four teenage boys entered the River Soar in Barrow-upon-Soar near Loughborough, Leicestershire.
A specialist water rescue team and helicopter attended the scene, but one of the boys died after being rescued from the water.
It has been confirmed that the three other boys are safe.
Leicestershire Police said: "At 9.15pm yesterday (Saturday 13 May) officers were called to the area of Bridge Street in Barrow-upon-Soar by Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
"It was reported that four teenage boys had entered the water.
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"Following a search of the water, one boy was rescued but was pronounced dead a short time later.
"The other three were found safe and received medical attention.
"Specially-trained officers are providing support to the boy’s family and are engaging with the other three boys.
"A file will be prepared for the coroner and identification of the deceased is a matter for HM Coroner."
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A cordon remains in place around the footpath and bridge.
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