Police launch inquiry after teenage boy (16) dies after entering Leeds Liverpool Canal at Empire Way in Burnley

A teenage boy has died after entering the Leeds Liverpool canal in Burnley yesterday.
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Emergency services were called to Empire Way at 4.20pm yesterday and a search was undertaken of the canal and surrounding area.

Sadly at approximately 7.17pm, a body was recovered from the water.

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A teenage boy has died after entering the Leeds Liverpool canal in Burnley yesterday.A teenage boy has died after entering the Leeds Liverpool canal in Burnley yesterday.
A teenage boy has died after entering the Leeds Liverpool canal in Burnley yesterday.
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In a statement issued by Lancashire Police a spokesman said: “A 16-year-old boy was pronounced deceased at the scene and our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this distressing time.

“Our inquiries are continuing.”