Teenager dies after getting into difficulty in water

A TEENAGE girl has died after getting into difficulty in the water at Broadbottom.

The 15-year-old was pulled from the River Etherow, at Hodge Lane, after emergency services responded at about 7.50pm on Wednesday, June 14.

Despite the best efforts of a medical team, the girl sadly died, leaving the village in shock at the tragedy, which occurred after the area’s annual duck race and barbecue.

Police attended the scene with crews from other emergency services and remained there for several hours

Greater Manchester Police said: “Enquiries are ongoing but detectives from Tameside CID are confident there aren’t any suspicious circumstances, and a file is being prepared for the coroner.”

Detective Superintendent Rebecca Boyce added: “The events are nothing short of devasting and my deepest sympathies are with the loved ones of the girl who lost her life in such awful circumstances.

“Officers will continue to support the family during this incredibly difficult time.”

Previously, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: “At approximately 7.50pm this evening firefighters were called to assist Greater Manchester Police at an incident on Hodge Lane.

“Fire engines from Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge and Hyde stations along with the Water Incident Unit and Technical Response Unit responded quickly and attended the scene.”

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