Teen drowns fetching football from pond

A TEENAGER has died trying to retrieve a football from a pond in Norfolk.

A TEENAGER has drowned after trying to retrieve a football from a pond in Norfolk.

The 15-year-old boy died in the pond off Columbia Way in King's Lynn yesterday.

Emergency services were called at about 6.30pm to reports that the boy had been playing football with friends, gone to retrieve the ball and got into difficulty in the water.

He was recovered from the water at about 9pm and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital where, shortly afterwards, he was pronounced dead.


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