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27/06/2018 11:13 BST | Updated 27/06/2018 11:30 BST

River Aire: Teen Swimmer Dies After Getting Into Difficultly In Leeds

The 17-year-old went missing on Tuesday evening.

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The teenager drowned near Cardigan Fields industrial estate in Kirkstall

A 17-year-old swimmer has died after getting into difficulty in the River Aire in Leeds, police said on Wednesday. 

Officers received a report from the ambulance service around 6.45pm on Tuesday that a teenager had gone into the water near Cardigan Fields, Kirkstall.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were at the scene and a body was recovered from the water around 1.30am on Wednesday, West Yorkshire Police said.

A police helicopter, based at Carr Gate in Wakefield, confirmed on Twitter that it was assisting in the search around 8.20pm on Tuesday. 

Cardigan Fields is a busy industrial estate.

The teenager’s name is yet to be released. 

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