Body is found during search to find teenage boy who got ‘into difficulty’ in reservoir


Body is found during huge rescue operation to find teenage boy who got ‘into difficulty’ in the water at a Rotherham reservoir

  • Police officers were called to Ulley Reservoir near Rotherham around 3pm today
  • Area is a popular one with swimmers, walkers and picnic-goers in warm weather
  • Police have issued ‘multiple resources’ to the search for the boy at the scene 

A body has been found in the hunt for a teenage boy who got ‘into difficulty’ in the water at a Rotherham reservoir. 

South Yorkshire Police’s underwater search team made the grim discovery at Ulley Reservoir near Rotherham this evening, the force confirmed in a statement.

No formal identification has yet taken place. The boy’s parents have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers. 

Police were first called to Ulley Reservoir near Rotherham around 3pm to reports that the boy was struggling.

A huge search operation (pictured) is underway at a Yorkshire reservoir after a teenage boy got into difficulty in the water

Officers were called to Ulley Reservoir (police at the scene, pictured) near Rotherham around 3pm to reports that the boy was struggling

Officers were called to Ulley Reservoir (police at the scene, pictured) near Rotherham around 3pm to reports that the boy was struggling

The area is a popular one with swimmers, walkers and picnic-goers – especially when the weather is warm. 

Police issued ‘multiple resources’ to the search.

A statement said: ‘We are sorry to share that the underwater search team has found a body in Ulley Reservoir.

‘No formal identification has yet taken place. The boy’s parents have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.’

The area (pictured) is a popular one with swimmers, walkers and picnic-goers - especially when the weather is warm

The area (pictured) is a popular one with swimmers, walkers and picnic-goers – especially when the weather is warm

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