Teenager dies after getting into trouble swimming under a waterfall with friends

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Police have warned of the dangers of open water swimming after a sixteen-year-old boy died after getting into difficulties under a 70-foot high waterfall.

Curtis Atherton, from Hartlepool, got into difficulty in the pool below High Force in Teesdale, County Durham, at around 8pm yesterday.

He was found in the water following a major search operation at 9.45pm but died at the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough later.

Read The Telegraph

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