Boy, 13, found dead after getting into "difficulty" in lake near Bedford

Police warn about the dangers of playing near open water

By Clare Turner
Monday, 1st August 2022, 4:53 pm
Updated Monday, 1st August 2022, 4:53 pm

A teenage boy has died after getting into difficulty in a lake in Stewartby on Friday.

In a statement from Bedfordshire Police on social media, they said: "On Friday (July 29) at 6.45pm, police were called to reports of a 13-year-old boy in difficulty in water at a lake in Stewartby.

“Police worked in partnership with other agencies to search for the boy.

Stewartby Lakes

“However, sadly his body was recovered in the early hours of Saturday (July 30).

“We are supporting the family and will be working with them to release further information.

“We share our sympathy with the family and ask that their privacy is respected.”

The police are urging parents to speak with their children of all ages of the dangers of playing near open water.