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By Tom Pyman and Jack Wright for MailOnline

The body of a teenage boy was pulled from the River Trent today, bringing the number of lives lost in water during the recent heatwave to 13.

Police divers and firefighters spent last night and this morning searching the river in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, before the 16-year-old was tragically found dead just after 11.30am.

The boy’s family have been made aware and specially trained officers are liaising with them, but formal identification has not yet taken place.

It comes just hours after another teenager, who died after jumping into a canal with friends in West Yorkshire, was named and pictured for the first time.  

Caden Taylor, 15, was pronounced dead having failed to surface from the water on Tuesday afternoon – the tragedy coming just two months after he lost his mother.

His body was later pulled from the Knottingley and Goole Canal, near its junction with the River Aire, in Knottingley, West Yorkshire, by emergency services following a 90 minute search.

Caden’s mother Rachael passed away unexpectedly in May and his family is now having to deal with the tragic double loss.

His stepfather Nathan, who was married to Rachael, passed away following a long illness in 2019.

Caden, who attended De Lacy Academy, was described as ‘a lovely lad’.

The last 24 hours has also seen police confirm the death of a man who got swept away while swimming in the sea off the Merseyside coast. 

The body of a 15-year-old boy was found in a canal in Leeds yesterday, bringing the number of lives lost in water during Britain’s ongoing 90F heatwave to nine, police have announced

Caden Taylor, 15, was pronounced dead having failed to surface after jumping into a canal lock with friends on Tuesday afternoon

Caden Taylor, 15, was pronounced dead having failed to surface after jumping into a canal lock with friends on Tuesday afternoon

Caden Taylor, 15, was pronounced dead having failed to surface after jumping into a canal lock with friends on Tuesday afternoon

Police divers and firefighters spent a second day searching the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, but a teenager's body was tragically found this morning

Police divers and firefighters spent a second day searching the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, but a teenager's body was tragically found this morning

Police divers and firefighters spent a second day searching the River Trent in Swarkstone, Derbyshire, but a teenager’s body was tragically found this morning

Emergency services including the RNLI and Coastguard all scrambled to Crosby beach just after 7pm last night to reports of a group of men in trouble in the water.  

Three of the five men were taken to hospital after the incident, with the other two not needing medical assistance.

Police then confirmed that one of the men has died and a second man is in a critical condition. 

It comes after detectives in Cheshire announced that officers searching for a missing 16-year-old boy in Frodsham found a body in the River Weaver yesterday.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but it is believed to be that of the missing boy. 

And in Devon, it was confirmed that the body of a woman in her 60s was pulled from Axmouth Harbour on Sunday.

Regarding the swimmers in Crosby, a Merseyside Police spokesman said: ‘We can confirm that a man has died and two men were taken to hospital following an incident at Crosby Beach last night, Tuesday 20 July.

‘At around 7.10pm, emergency services attended the beach following reports of three men in their 20s getting into difficulties in the sea. All three men were taken to hospital.

‘One man was sadly pronounced deceased a short time later. A second remains in hospital in a critical but stable condition and a third has been discharged.

‘The deceased man’s family have been made aware and are being supported by officers.

‘Enquiries continue and anyone who witnessed the incident and has yet to come forward is asked to contact us via @MerPolCC on Twitter, ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’ on Facebook, or 101, with reference 21000506040.’

Last night the Coastguard released a statement which read: ‘HM Coastguard received a 999 call from a member of the public just after 7.05pm this evening (July 20) saying that five people were difficulty in the water at Crosby Beach.

‘Crosby Coastguard Rescue Team, lifeboats from New Brighton and Southport, Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, North West Ambulance Service and Merseyside Police were all sent.

‘All five people were recovered to the beach.

‘Two of the people did not require medical assistance, three were passed into the care of the ambulance service and taken to hospital.’ 

Caden's mother Rachael (pictured with husband Nathan) passed away unexpectedly in May and his family is now having to deal with the tragic double loss

Caden's mother Rachael (pictured with husband Nathan) passed away unexpectedly in May and his family is now having to deal with the tragic double loss

Caden’s mother Rachael (pictured with husband Nathan) passed away unexpectedly in May and his family is now having to deal with the tragic double loss

Crews were seen this morning searching the river and the family of the missing person were also seen searching frantically along the side of the river

Crews were seen this morning searching the river and the family of the missing person were also seen searching frantically along the side of the river

Crews were seen this morning searching the river and the family of the missing person were also seen searching frantically along the side of the river

Friends have taken to social media to remember 15-year-old Caden, who died in a canal in West Yorkshire.

One tribute read: ‘Fly high Caden. Now you are with your mum again. My prayers are with your brothers and sister at this time.’

Meanwhile West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information.

At 5.28pm on Tuesday, police were called to a report of a concern for safety regarding a male in water in Stocking Lane.

Emergency services attended and retrieved the body of a 15-year-old boy. He was sadly pronounced dead at the scene, officers said, with specialists now supporting his family. 

An investigation is ongoing into the circumstances by West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team, and detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at around the above time, or who may have information about how the boy ended up in the water.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson, said: ‘This has been a tragic incident in which a boy has sadly lost his life and I would like to advise people of the dangers posed by open water.

‘Even on days as hot as we have had recently, canals can still be very cold and cold water can cause cramps in even the strongest swimmers.

‘Currents created by boats and water movements around locks and weirs can also be dangerous. There may also be items lurking beneath the surface that could cause injury.’

A string of other fatalities have been linked to the weather since the weekend. 

Two teenagers died in water in Greater Manchester and Oxfordshire on Sunday, along with a man in his 50s in North Yorkshire and a man in his 20s in Sheffield.

On Monday, the body of a man was recovered from a lake at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. 

The day before, a man in his 40s died in front of his family after he slipped and fell while climbing a 200ft cliff in Dorset.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Nicholson said: ‘This has been a tragic incident in which a boy has sadly lost his life and I would like to advise people of the dangers posed by open water.

‘Even on days as hot as we have had recently, canals can still be very cold and cold water can cause cramps in even the strongest swimmers.

‘Currents created by boats and water movements around locks and weirs can also be dangerous. There may also be items lurking beneath the surface that could cause injury.’



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