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Teenager dies after swimming with friends in River Eden as UK temperatures soar

The body of a teenage boy has been found after a group of friends got into trouble while swimming in the River Eden in Carlisle.

Cumbria Constabulary said they were called on Friday, just after 6.40pm, to reports of four boys struggling in the water.

A 15-year-old was reported missing, another, aged 14, was airlifted to airlifted to hospital and remains in a critical condition. A third boy was rescued by a member of the public, and a fourth swam to safety.

Emergency services found the body of a 15-year-old on Saturday near to the Rosehill area shortly after 1:30pm.

No formal identification has been made but police confirmed the family had been informed and were being supported by officers.

Chief Superintendent Lisa Hogan, of 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.”

Temperatures across the UK have been rising this week with the mercury reaching the high teens and early 20s on Friday.

Forecasters have warned the hottest day of the year so far is expected to hit this bank holiday weekend.

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