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Boy, 9, rescued from Dearne Valley lake

A nine-year-old boy had to be rescued from a Barnsley lake after getting into difficulties.

Firefighters helped the boy to shore and administered CPR before he was taken to hospital.

The incident happened at Dearne Valley Park, on Pontefract Road, at about 17:00 BST on Wednesday.

Group manager Andy Hayter, from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, praised crews for their actions.

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