Teenager Missing After Swimming At Quarry In Warwickshire

26 July 2018, 22:42 | Updated: 26 July 2018, 23:00

Bishops Itchington Quarry

Police are searching for a 17-year-old In Warwickshire after he went missing while at a quarry near Bishops Itchington.

Specialist search teams and the police helicopter have been at the scene at Bishops Bowl Lakes.

Warwickshire Police have told Heart they were called at 6.30pm this evening. The roads around the area remain closed.

Bishops Itchington Quarry

Officers haven't confirmed if they have found the 17-year-old - but released this statement on twitter:

 On their website Warwickshire Fire Service confirmed they had specialist teams from across Warwickshire at the scene.

"At 18:21 this evening Thursday 26th July Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service were called by West Midlands Ambulance Service following concerns for the welfare of a 17 year old male at a disused quarry between Bishops Itchington and Deppers Bridge.

"Crews trained in Water Rescue were immediately dispatched from Gaydon, Fenny Compton, Southam and Leamington Spa, along with specialist boat crews from Rugby.

"The first crew from Gaydon Fire Station were in attendance in 8 minutes and a rescue sled was launched soon afterwards. Two more sleds were launched as they arrived at the scene. Long reach rescue poles are in use to assist in the search."