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30th Aug 2022

Two 16-year-old boys die in “tragic drowning incident” at Derry lake

Stephen Porzio

Very sad news.

Two 16-year-old boys have died following an incident at Lough Enagh in the Temple Road area of Derry.

The PSNI said it received a report shortly after 6.25pm on Monday (29 August) of a number of people in difficulty in the water.

Officers then attended the scene, alongside colleagues from other emergency services.

One boy was taken from the water and transferred to hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Another boy was pronounced dead at the scene after being located and recovered from the water following extensive searches by Foyle Search and Rescue and police divers.

One other male was taken to hospital to be treated for his injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.

Another three males were also at the scene, and while they have been left shocked, they are not physically injured.

“Enquiries are ongoing into this incident, but we believe, at this stage, that this was a tragic incident,” the PSNI said in a statement.

“Our thoughts are with the families of those affected.”