TRAGIC DEATH Boy, 17, dies after being pulled from river with teenager getting into difficulty in water

A TEENAGE boy has died after being pulled from a river in Northamptonshire.

Ronalds Abele, 17, got into difficulty in the River Nene at Wellingborough on Friday afternoon.

A teenage boy has died following a drowning incident in Northamptonshire
A teenage boy has died following a drowning incident in NorthamptonshireCredit: Northants Police

Following a large scale operation involving a specialist fire crew, the teen was airlifted to Northampton General Hospital.

Despite the efforts of medics, Ronalds was pronounced dead a short time later.

Northamptonshire Police said his passing was "a tragic incident".

They added: "Ronalds' family have requested privacy at this very distressing time.”

Police said emergency services were called to The Embankment just after 1.45pm on Friday following reports that a teenager was in difficulty in the water.

Fire crews from Rushden and Irthlingborough and a specialist team from Mereway fire station joined paramedics and police in the operation to rescue the teen.

But despite being airlifted to hospital Ronalds could not be saved.

Several bunches of flowers have been left at The Embankment in his memory.Part of the area was sealed off, nearby roads closed and boaters prevented from coming into the vicinity.

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