Police divers find a body in reservoir after desperate search for teenage boy who ‘got into difficulty’ in 20C weather

A BODY has been found at a reservoir, where police had been searching for a teenage boy who was said to have "gotten into difficulty" this afternoon.

The South Yorkshire Police confirmed shortly before 7pm that divers had found a body in the water.

A spokesperson for the police force said: "We are sorry to share that the underwater search team has found a body in Ulley Reservoir.

"No formal identification has yet taken place.

"The boy’s parents have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers."

Police were called to the scene, at Ulley Reservoir near Rotherham, at 3pm.

The call followed concerns that a teenage boy had gotten into difficulty in the water, a police spokeswoman said.

Multiple specialist search teams rushed to the scene, where they tried everything they could to find him.

The public had been asked to avoid the area, while the teams carried out their work.

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