Boy, 14, dies while swimming at waterfall near Bradford


Boy, 14, dies while swimming at waterfall near Bradford as temperatures hit 75F on hottest day of the year

  • The 14-year-old boy got into trouble at the Goit Stock Waterfall in Bradford
  • Police and emergency services raced to the scene around 6pm yesterday 
  • An underwater search team recovered the body of the boy a short time later 
  • Police said there was nothing at this stage to indicate the death was suspicious  

A 14-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulties at a waterfall.

The schoolboy was spotted struggling in a pool below Goit Stock Waterfall, Cullingworth, near Bradford, West Yorkshire.

The picturesque cascade and pool is popular with wild water swimmers, but it is thought the teenager was taking a dip as temperatures reached 75F in the first week of the Easter school holidays.

A 14-year-old boy died after he got into trouble while swimming at the Goid Stock Waterfall in Cullingworth, near Bradford, West Yorkshire

A 14-year-old boy died after he got into trouble while swimming at the Goid Stock Waterfall in Cullingworth, near Bradford, West Yorkshire

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: ‘Police were called just after 6pm yesterday evening (30 March) to reports of a concern for safety at Goit Stock waterfall off Hallas Lane, Cullingworth.

‘A 14-year-old male had entered the water.

‘Emergency services attended, including fire service, ambulance and underwater rescue teams and recovered a body from the water.

‘There are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances and a file has been prepared for the coroner.’

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