Girl, 12, dies after jumping into river during heatwave

An image of the River Irwell in North West England.

A 12-year-old girl has died after jumping into the River Irwell in Greater Manchester.

Police were called to a stretch of the the river in Bury at 7.55pm on Thursday evening.

An underwater search team discovered the body of the girl.

Officer confirmed they are not treating the death as suspicious.

Greater Manchester Police issued a warning about the dangers of open water swimming during the hot weather.

Detective Inspector Andrew Naismith, of GMP's Bury district, said: "This is an incredibly tragic incident in which a young girl has lost her life, and my thoughts are with her family at this devastating time.

"We have a team of detectives working on this, but there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.

"With the warmer weather, it's tempting to go into the water to cool off.

"I'd like to remind everyone of the dangers of playing near or swimming in rivers, lakes and reservoirs and would strongly urge against this."

Anyone with information should contact 0161 856 8172 quoting reference number 2154 of 27/06/19 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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