Burnley boy, 11, in canal fall named

Robbie Williamson Robbie Williamson lost his balance on a pipe

Related Stories

An 11-year-old boy who died when he fell into a Lancashire canal has been named locally as Robbie Williamson.

He had been crossing the Leeds and Liverpool Canal on a pipe when he lost his balance near Lowerhouse Lane, Burnley, at about 19:00 BST on Tuesday.

He was pulled from the water by Peter Graham who lives near the canal. Mr Graham said he had heard someone shout there was a child in the canal.

He gave Robbie CPR before he was taken to hospital but he later died.

Lancashire Police said his death was not being treated as suspicious.

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Lancashire



5 °C 4 °C


  • Mukesh SinghNo remorse

    Delhi bus rapist says victim shouldn't have fought back

  • Aimen DeanI spied

    The founder member of al-Qaeda who worked for MI6

  • Before and after shotsPerfect body

    Just how reliable are 'before and after' photos?

  • Lotus 97T driven by Elio de AngelisBeen and gone

    A champion F1 designer and other notable losses

  • A poster of Boris Nemtsov at a rally in St Petersburg, Russia, 1 MarchWho killed Nemtsov?

    Theories abound over murder that shocked Moscow

Try our new site and tell us what you think. Learn more
Take me there

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.