Shock following death of boy (17) in Foulridge

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Residents have been left shocked following the death of a 17-year-old boy in Foulridge.

The teenager died after getting into difficulty in water at Lake Burwain Sailing Club last night. His body was recovered at 5-40am this morning.

Locals walking past the cordoned scene this morning have described the incident as “heartbreaking” and “a real tragedy”, with one passer-by telling Leader Times Newspapers: “I was sat in the kitchen when I heard the helicopter last night. It was out for about 40 to 50 minutes, going round and round and round.


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