Teenager drowns trying to save friend

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A 13-year-old boy has drowned after jumping into the River Kelvin to rescue a friend on Saturday evening.

Declan Shanley, from Glasgow was playing with friends on the banks of the river near to the West of Scotland Science Park when one of the group fell into the water.

Declan and another friend jumped in to try and rescue their friend but Declan was swept away by the current.

Both of Declan's friends managed to get back to the shore and emergency services were called.

An extensive search and rescue operation was mounted along the banks of the River Kelvin, involving police officers and the fire brigade.

Declan was found in the river two hours later and immediately taken by ambulance to hospital. He was pronounced dead on arrival.