Breaking: Police find body of boy who went missing in Clophill quarry

Police have recovered the body of a teen, believed to be from Luton, who went missing at an old quarry in Clophill last night.

The 16-year-old boy got into difficulties swimming in a lake at the old quarry.



Bedfordshire Police were called to Jacques Lane in the village at about 6.40pm by the teen’s friends after they spotted him struggling to stay above water.

The boy’s body was found at 1.15pm this afternoon.

The case has now been handed over to the Coroner’s officer for formal identification.

Once this has been completed an inquest will be announced.

Search teams continued looking for the boy last night until it was no longer safe to carry on.

Villagers in Clophill have said that the teen is from Luton.

The boy’s family are with police at the scene.

Bedfordshire Police, Bedfordshire and Luton Fire and Rescue Service, and the East of England Ambulance Service all attended the location to conduct the search.

Officers worked throughout the night and the search resumed this morning with a dive team coming in to continue searching the lake.

The family of the teenager are being supported by specially trained officers.

Residents of Clophill and people who use the surrounding woods are being asked to stay away from the area.