Body of teenager recovered from Erewash River
Emergency services arrived at the scene after the boy did not resurface from the water Twitter

A body has been recovered from a river in Stapleford outside Nottingham, after reports of a 14-year-old boy going missing in the water. Police were called to the River Erewash when the teenager did not re-emerge after entering the water.

Emergency services had rushed to the scene, around Oakfield Road in Stapleford, at about 3.45pm this afternoon (Saturday) and launched an extensive search of the river.

A body was found within two hours as fire officers, underwater search teams and the ambulance service helped search for him, BBC News reports.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police told Nottingham Post: "Nottinghamshire Police's Underwater Search Unit has this evening (Saturday 24 September) located the body of a young male after responding to a report that a 14-year-old boy had entered the River Erewash at Stapleford.

"The force received a call at 3.42pm to say that a boy had not re-emerged at the surface after entering the water. Emergency services, including police, Fire and Rescue and the East Midlands Ambulance Service were at the scene within minutes.

"During a search of the river, the body was found shortly after 5.30pm. Enquiries to determine the circumstances of the incident are on-going."

Local residents have expressed their shock at the tragic death.