Body found in search for teenage girl who got into trouble in water in Stalybridge

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The body of a teenage girl has been pulled from water in Greater Manchester.

The emergency services were called to the scene in the town of Stalybridge shortly before 6.30pm yesterday.

The body was recovered overnight from Carrbrook, a village to the east of Stalybridge.

The North Ambulance Service (NWAS) sent "a number of resources" including the Hazardous Area Response Team to the incident.

Formal identification has taken place and trained officers are supporting her family.

Detective Inspector Steven Horton, of Tameside CID, said: "Yesterday evening's events are nothing short of devastating and my thoughts are with the friends and family of the young girl who lost her life in such awful circumstances.

"We are doing all we can to support the girl's family at this incredibly difficult time, and we are focused on ensuring they get the answers they deserve as to how this tragedy occurred."

He added: "From our inquiries so far, we are confident that there are no suspicious circumstances and that this is such a sad reminder of the dangers of entering open water, whatever the weather."

"We remind the public to avoid being tempted to cool off in reservoirs, rivers, canals or ponds.

"We all want to enjoy the warm weather; please make sure you do so in a safe way. Think of your family; look out for your friends."

This summer has seen an increase in the number of tragic drownings as more people have been swimming to cool down in the intense heatwave.