Cops searching for missing teenage boy, pull body from water in quarry

COPS searching for a missing 18-year-old boy have pulled a body from the water Stourport quarry.

Formal identification has not taken place, but it is believed to be that of a teen who entered the water yesterday evening in in Shavers End quarry – near Kidderminster, Worcs.

Police divers from North West Police underwater search team recovered the body at about 3.45pm today.

They have been assisting West Mercia Police with the investigation.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

The teen’s family have been informed and their privacy be respected at this time.

At least eight people have drowned this summer in the UK.

Last week 21, bravely dived into the Chasewater Reservoir, near Cannock, Staffs, to save a nine-year-old girl on Sunday, but died after getting into trouble.

A 30-year-old man was pulled from the River Clyde, in Scotland, hours after the body of a 63-year-old was found off the Isle of Wight and a 43-year-old died swimming in Cornwall on June 28.

Last month, two men – 25 and 26 – died after being swept off rocks in Torquay and 13-year-old Shukri Yahya Abdi drowned in a river in Bury, Greater Manchester.

Police, paramedics and firefighters raced to the scene last night responded to reports of a missing person at about 8.30pm.

Three paramedic officers, two ambulances, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team paramedics searched for the missing teen, but crews stood down at 10.15pm.

A West Mercia Police spokesman said: “Officers are appealing for anyone who was in the area this evening and saw what happened or saw anyone get out the quarry to contact them.

“Anyone with information is urged to contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting incident 795s of July 7 2019.”

“We were called to reports of a missing person in the water at Shavers End Quarry, Dunley, Worcester at 8.31pm Sunday, July 7.

Three paramedic officers, two ambulances, a MERIT trauma doctor and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team paramedics responded to the scene.

“HART paramedics donned water rescue equipment to assist with search efforts.

“Following a joint emergency service meeting, ambulance crews were stood down at 10.15pm as no patient was found.”