Swansea: Kane Edwards, 13, dies after swimming in River Tawe

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Kane Edwards died while swimming in a river

A 13-year-old boy has died after getting into difficulty while swimming in a river.

South Wales Police confirmed the teenager who died was Kane Edwards from Morriston, Swansea.

His body was found in the River Tawe, near Swansea Enterprise Park, at about 18:00 BST on Tuesday.

Kane's family is being supported by specially-trained officers and an investigation is continuing.

Police, fire, ambulance and coastguards were called to reports of children swimming in the river and a boy had not been seen to leave the water.


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The children were reportedly swimming in the river in the Morriston area of Swansea

After an extensive search, which involved three teams from Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service, Kane was pulled from the river but could not be saved.

Headteacher at Morriston Comprehensive School, Martin Franklin, said: "Our whole school community is devastated by the news and our thoughts are with the family and friends of our pupil at this very difficult time."

Students and staff are being offered support.

Det Con Kristian Burt said: "HM coroner has been informed and an investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing."

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