Ronalds Abele: Boy, 17, dies after being pulled from river in Northamptonshire | EUROtoday

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A teen has died after being rescued from a river in Northamptonshire.

Ronalds Abele, aged 17, bought into problem whereas swimming within the River Nene in Wellingborough on Friday afternoon.

He was pulled from the water by firefighters based mostly in Rushen and Irthlingborough, after which airlifted to Northamptonshire General Hospital.

But the boy was later prounounced lifeless.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman stated: “Police, paramedics and fire crews were called just after 1.45pm yesterday after reports that a teenager had got into difficulty swimming in open water at the Embankment.

“Firefighters from Rushden and Irthlingborough and a specialist unit from Mereway recovered the boy and he was airlifted to Northampton general hospital where, sadly, he was pronounced deceased.

“Police have today named the teenager as Ronalds Abele.”

They added: “This was a tragic incident and Ronalds’ family have requested privacy at this very distressing time.”