THE body of a missing boy has been found in the River Weaver following a 'tragic accident'.

The body was recovered from the river in Frodsham at around 11.30am today (Tuesday, July 20).

Formal identification has not yet taken place but it is believed to be that of the missing 16-year-old.
The teenager’s parents have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

Superintendent Alexander McMillan, from Cheshire Constabulary said: “This appears to be a tragic accident and our thoughts are with the boy’s family at this difficult time.”

It comes after around 3.50pm yesterday (July 19), police received reports that a 16-year-old boy may have fallen into the River Weaver near Frodsham.

Police, fire and ambulance attended the scene and worked into the early hours of the morning to try and locate the teenager.

Emergency services returned to the scene this morning and a body has now been found.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews, along with police and ambulance, attended to the scene to carry out a search using specialist equipment.

"A raft with two members of the swift water team also carried out a search in the water using reach poles.

Anyone with any information in relation to the incident is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML 1041072.