Body found in lake in search for missing teenager


A teenager is missing after three people fell into Rudyard Lake in Staffordshire on Saturday night.

Police said they were called at 9.30pm to reports that three boys, believed to be around 17, were in the water.

Two managed to get out and were taken to hospital after being assessed by paramedics.

Specialist search teams and the local fire service are searching the area. A police helicopter was also involved yesterday.

Staffordshire Police said the third teenager is still missing and advised people to avoid the area while the search is ongoing.

Rudyard Lake, northeast of Stoke-on-Trent, is more than 2.5 miles long and covers 168 acres. It’s a popular spot for activities such as walking, fishing and kayaking.

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A post on the lake’s Facebook page said: “Due to an incident overnight the lake and surrounding area has been closed until further notice to both pedestrians and vehicles

“Our car park and facilities have been shutdown until further notice.”

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