Skegness tragedy as teenage boy found dead after going for swim in scorching heatwave

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A search for the boy – who was under the age of 16 was launched after emergency calls at 6.15pm on yesterday. His body was recovered at about 11.30pm.

Superintendent Lee Pache, of Lincolnshire Police, said: “We received a high volume of calls for missing people on the coast yesterday.

“At one point, within two hours, we received 10 calls. All of the those who were reported missing, other than the child who sadly died, were located safe and well.

“Our thoughts are with the boy’s family.”

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