Boy, 13, is found dead in the River Taff after extensive police search
- Boy went missing around 4.45pm near Forest Farm Road, Whitechurch in Cardiff
- Fire crews, helicopters and police launched extensive search along River Taff
- Tragic teen was found an hour later and paramedics were unable to revive him
The body of a 13-year-old boy was discovered in a river in Cardiff on Tuesday, police revealed late last night.
The tragic teenager had gone missing at around 4.45pm near Forest Farm Road in Whitechurch, South Wales Police said.
A helicopter and fire crews were roped into an ‘extensive’ search before the boy was found around an hour later.
Despite their best efforts, paramedics at the scene were unable to revive him.
Police have launched an investigation and said the family of the boy has been informed.
The tragic teenager had gone missing at around 4.45pm near Forest Farm Road (pictured) in Whitechurch, South Wales Police said
Detective Inspector Abi Biddle said in a statement: ‘An extensive search was carried out by police, fire, ambulance, coastguard and the police helicopter.
‘The missing 13-year-old boy was located in the river at around 5.45pm and, despite the efforts of the emergency services, he was unable to be resuscitated.
‘The boy’s family has been informed and are being supported at this time.
‘HM Coroner has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing.’
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