Schoolboy’s body pulled from reservoir after two-hour search to find teenager

A 14-year-old boy’s body has been pulled from a reservoir after emergency crews spent more than two hours desperately searching.

Emergency services launched a search operation after the alarm was raised at Glenburn Reservoir in Paisley, Renfrewshire, on Tuesday evening.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were sent to the scene just after 5.30pm.

The boy’s body was recovered at around 8.10pm.

Police said his death is not being treated as suspicious and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Around 5.35 pm on Tuesday July 17 2018, police were called to Glenburn Reservoir, Braehead Road, Paisley, following a report that a teenage boy had gone into the water.

"Following a search, emergency services recovered the body of a 14 year-old boy from the water around 8.10 pm.

"A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the exact cause of death; however, it is not being treated as suspicious. The family are aware.

"A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal."

Police Scotland’s dive and marine unit was also involved in the search.

One witness had told the Daily Record: “I counted six police cars, three emergency boats as well as emergency response vehicles heading up to the reservoir.

"There was a helicopter there for an hour, a fire engine and ambulances.

“A couple coming back down told me they’d seen three men, perhaps fishermen, wrapped in foil blankets sitting in the back of an emergency vehicle.”

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