A 16-year-old has died after moving into difficulties whereas swimming within the Aire and Calder Navigation, West Yorkshire Police has mentioned.
The physique of Alfie McCraw, from Wakefield, was discovered following a search of the water after he was reported lacking on Monday afternoon.
Superintendent Nick Good mentioned: “This was a particularly tragic incident which has resulted within the lack of the lifetime of a boy who had simply completed his GCSEs.
“We’ve got specifically skilled officers who’re supporting Alfie’s household at this unimaginably terrible time.
“We’re working with the Canal & River Belief to ship some inputs into colleges earlier than they break up for the vacations to warn of the risks of open water swimming, however we’d like everybody to assist us in spreading this message.
He added that the pressure urges folks to “not be tempted to chill off in open water, except it’s a supervised space meant for swimming”.
Emergency companies have additionally issued a reminder of the risks of open water, which may be very chilly which means people could also be extra inclined to hyperventilation.
The information comes amid warnings of hovering temperatures within the coming days.
The Met Workplace issued a “uncommon” amber climate warning for many of England early this week, suggesting the nation may see “exceptionally excessive temperatures”.