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15 year old boy drowned in local beauty spot

Date
16/03/2014
What Happened
Person tired/overwhelmed by water
What Caused
Human factor
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Inexperienced for the environment
Injury Details
Drowning
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
Correcting location for incident already recorded on Water Safety map at this time/date. Location was on River Arrow at point indicated, not Arrow Valley Lake as was reported to the media. The casualty visited the location with three friends, two of whom entered the water with him. The casualty almost immediately got into difficulty and a friend who went to assist was not able to save him, almost becoming a casualty himself. The casualty was lost to view in very deep water in a pool under a low wier. Depth of water 12'+. Casualty recovered after significant emergency service response over an hour later but could not be saved.
Supporting Information
http://www.westmercia.police.uk/news/news-articles/death-of-richard-fellows-in-redditch-river.html
http://www.westmercia.police.uk/news/news-articles/tributes-to-redditch-teenager.html

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