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Drowned 17 year old at Foulridge reservoir idenitified

Date
22/06/2014
What Happened
Person overboard/swept away/fell in the water
What Caused
Machine/equipment problems
Casualty type/Qty
Casualty
Gender
Male
Causal Factors
Low water temperature
Injury Details
Death-confirmed
Outcome
Accident suspected
Alcohol/Drugs
N/A

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Description of Incident
A 17-year-old boy who drowned after getting into difficulties at a reservoir in Lancashire has been identified as James Goodship.

He was one of seven people who got on to a floating jetty at Burwain Sailing Club, Foulridge, two miles (3.2km) north of Colne.

His body was found at about 05:40 BST following a search of the water by police divers.

Lancashire Police said the alarm had been raised just after 19:30 on Sunday.

The other six people who had been with the teenager managed to scramble to safety with one taken by ambulance to hospital for a check-up.
Supporting Information
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-27972279
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-27971134

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